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Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

One of my friends with low vision just started to use a blindness cane full-time and has been struggling to come up with blindness cane storage solutions. More often than not, they put their cane in some random place and when it comes time to […]

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Last year, I wrote a policy idea that won the “10 Ideas” yearly policywriting contest that is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run think tank. My policy idea, entitled “Seeing The Future,” talked about a proposed state resource that would contain information for students […]

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word “Google” written across the bottom of the dots. I found out about the image after several friends texted me saying that there […]

How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows

How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows

Yesterday, I was helping my friend set up their new computer and they asked me how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Windows. They were telling me that with their low vision, it can be difficult to locate icons, and they wanted to be able […]

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

At an assistive technology conference I recently attended, I visited the booth for the Described and Captioned Media Program. I was excited to meet the people behind the project and learn all about how their program helps to support students in the classroom by giving […]

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her vision impairment because she was looking down at her phone. The reality is, many […]

Seven Elements Of Accessible Store Layouts for Vision Impairment

Seven Elements Of Accessible Store Layouts for Vision Impairment

The last time I went shopping at a popular clothing retailer for college students, I tripped over multiple store displays and knocked over an entire rack of clothing. I have low vision and use a blindness cane, but that didn’t stop the store associates from […]

YouDescribe Audio Described YouTube Videos Review

YouDescribe Audio Described YouTube Videos Review

As someone with low vision and a strong sensitivity to flashing lights, I rely on very observant friends and audio description services to be able to watch YouTube videos. My favorite service that provides audio description for YouTube videos is YouDescribe, because the voices are […]

Using Audio Description at Dear Evan Hansen

Using Audio Description at Dear Evan Hansen

My experience using Dear Evan Hansen audio description as a theatergoer with low vision.

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Get Plane Safety Information?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Get Plane Safety Information?

How to get plane safety information for blind and vision impaired travelers on any airline. Great for beginners or children/teenagers