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How Do People With Vision Impairments… Meet Disney Characters?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Meet Disney Characters?

When I went to Disneyland during spring break, I found myself wondering how the Disney characters interact with children who have vision impairments, or if any special considerations were taken for blind kids meeting Disney characters. In order to learn more about how visually impaired […]

How I Arrange My iPad Homescreen

How I Arrange My iPad Homescreen

The other day, my friend and I were talking about our favorite apps on our iPads, which led to another discussion about how I arrange my iPad homescreen so that it isn’t overwhelming for someone with a vision impairment. My friend, who also has low […]

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Last year, I was moving out of my dorm when a staff member asked why I don’t take my blindness cane with me everywhere I go. They were wondering how I was able to walk independently without it and where I put it when I […]

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

When I was visiting Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to tour Bookshare headquarters and learn more about how Bookshare books come to life. As someone who has used the service for over eight years, it was fascinating for me to see all of the […]

How To Use Audio Description Devices at Disney World and Disneyland

How To Use Audio Description Devices at Disney World and Disneyland

The last two times I have visited Disney World and Disneyland, I have requested to use an audio description device when I’m in the parks. While the audio description devices have been around for a long time, not many people know about them- even park […]

Creating Audio Description for Music Videos With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description for Music Videos With YouDescribe

Over the weekend, Taylor Swift released her latest single, “ME!”, alongside a colorful music video that features lots of visual information. Since I have low vision, it is difficult for me to understand everything that is going on as the video progresses, especially since there […]

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 […]