Veronica With Four Eyes

Tag: blindness

How I Use IFTTT

How I Use IFTTT

When I first received my Amazon Echo Dot (full review here), I was wondering how I could link it to my phone- specifically, if I could use the voice-controlled Alexa feature to help me find my phone when I would lose it in my dorm […]

How Pillow Pets Help Me Navigate My Bedroom

How Pillow Pets Help Me Navigate My Bedroom

I walk into objects frequently due to my low vision, and my legs and arms frequently have several bruises on them as a result. I run into tables, chairs, doors, and my bed on a near daily basis. This isn’t because my room is messy […]

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts To Follow

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts To Follow

I’ve been on Twitter for a little less than a year now, and didn’t start actively using the platform until March. Since then, I’ve discovered that there is a whole world of resources on low vision, blindness, accessibility, and so much more- I regularly receive […]

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Glasses Edition

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Glasses Edition

I have had many people approach me asking about my glasses in recent times, typically asking about different characteristics like the prescription, lenses, or frames, not necessarily what my visual acuity is. In honor of Blindness Awareness Month, here is how I answer the most […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Participate In Model UN?

How Do People With Low Vision…Participate In Model UN?

When I was in eighth grade, I had the opportunity to participate in a Model UN conference at a local college, representing the country of Belarus. Throughout the weekend, we debated ways to improve the global literacy rate, and it was a very eye-opening experience. […]

Five Things That Surprised Me About The New Metro Cars

Five Things That Surprised Me About The New Metro Cars

I go to college right outside of Washington, DC, and often find myself using the Metro subway system to travel around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Recently, the Metro system received several upgrades that have really helped me as a rider with a disability, […]

Eclipse Soundscapes Review

Eclipse Soundscapes Review

I wrote about an application called Eclipse Soundscapes prior to the solar eclipse on August 21 that allowed people with low vision or blindness to experience the eclipse without looking at the sun. The review can be found on my blog here. I’m happy to […]

Watching the Solar Eclipse with Low Vision

Watching the Solar Eclipse with Low Vision

It seems like everyone around me has been extremely excited for the solar eclipse. There have been lines that spanned across parking lots to get the special glasses, a few of my friends have made t-shirts for the eclipse, and a lot of local museums […]

Texting Etiquette for Low Vision

Texting Etiquette for Low Vision

One of my friends found a post online that was telling people not to include several emojis in the middle of a text message if the recipient is visually impaired.  I thought it was really awesome that so many people were learning from this post, […]

My View on “See”

My View on “See”

One time, I managed to lose my bottle of shampoo in the bathroom I shared with my suitemate. I called out to them, asking if they had seen my bottle of shampoo recently. Their response to my question came as a bit of a surprise: […]