Veronica With Four Eyes

Tag: blindness

How To Access Images Without Alt Text

How To Access Images Without Alt Text

Free options for blind/low vision users that can help with accessing online images that do not contain alt text or image descriptions that can be read by a screen reader

Baking Banana Bread With Assistive Technology

Baking Banana Bread With Assistive Technology

While I have had a strong love for assistive technology for many years now, my love for banana bread is much more recent. I thought of banana bread just like I had thought of blindness canes and screen magnification software in years past- I thought…

How To Be An Ally For Braille Users: World Braille Day 2021

How To Be An Ally For Braille Users: World Braille Day 2021

Today (4 January 2021) is World Braille Day, a day that commemorates Louis Braille’s birthday and that celebrates the tactile system for reading and writing that he created that is used by people who are blind or visually impaired from all around the world. While…

Writing Media Descriptions For Current Events: My Talk At Protest Access-A-Thon

Writing Media Descriptions For Current Events: My Talk At Protest Access-A-Thon

This weekend, I had the opportunity to give a flash talk about writing media descriptions for current events as part of the Protest Access-a-Thon, an event hosted by a group called Protest Access that focuses on making content related to protests and current events accessible…

How To Write Alt Text For Casual Outfits

How To Write Alt Text For Casual Outfits

Recently, I was browsing Pinterest looking at different outfit possibilities for a casual dress that I’d just purchased online, and I started thinking about how to write alt text for casual outfits that I often see online. These images are frequently shared on social media…

Five Questions To Ask When Buying A Blindness Cane

Five Questions To Ask When Buying A Blindness Cane

One of the common stereotypes I first believed when I was told that I should consider buying a blindness cane is that all canes are one size fits all and that it’s as easy as choosing a random cane online and checking out. However, I…

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Last semester, I had the opportunity to work with an elementary school-aged student and their teachers to help implement various accessibility tools within the classroom. After observing how the student moved around the classroom, I created a plan to help make their classroom more inclusive…

Visual Assistance Apps: Post Round Up

Visual Assistance Apps: Post Round Up

I’ve written about several visual assistance apps on Veronica With Four Eyes, and how I use visual assistance apps with low vision in my day-to-day life. However, it can be difficult to keep track of what each service does, and how it is used. For…

Creating Audio Description For Fireworks

Creating Audio Description For Fireworks

Recently, one of my friends asked me if I had any tips for creating audio description for fireworks, as they had missed getting to watch fireworks now that they lived in an area where there weren’t many. While I can’t make fireworks appear in the…

How To Make Accessible Friendship Bracelet Patterns For Visual Impairment

How To Make Accessible Friendship Bracelet Patterns For Visual Impairment

A young student I work with recently asked me if I knew anything about finding accessible friendship bracelet patterns, or if I could help them figure out how to make the bracelets. In their class, making friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss or yarn is…

Creating Take-Away Documents With Microsoft Office Sway

Creating Take-Away Documents With Microsoft Office Sway

Whenever I speak at conferences or create resources for student organizations on Campus, I like to use Microsoft Office Sway for creating take-away documents. While some people are confused at first as to why I would choose to use Sway, they instantly understand why I…

Seven Unexpected Disability Accommodations For Virtual Learning

Seven Unexpected Disability Accommodations For Virtual Learning

As a student with low vision, I am used to requesting and explaining disability accommodations in my college classes and in other testing environments. However, one of the things that surprised me when I started taking primarily virtual classes and exams is that I needed…

Six CSS Accessibility Tweaks I Made For My Website

Six CSS Accessibility Tweaks I Made For My Website

As a person who runs a website related to visual impairment and assistive technology, it’s only natural that I want to ensure that my website is accessible for as many people as possible. While my blog theme was created with accessibility in mind, I decided…

Taking Online History Classes With Low Vision

Taking Online History Classes With Low Vision

Fun fact- all of the history classes that I have taken since ninth grade have been online history classes. I took my first online history class shortly before starting tenth grade because of a scheduling issue, and while I hadn’t planned on taking additional online…

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

Over the last several days, there has been an increase in the number of amateur photojournalism images that have been posted online and on social media to document current events. For many people with visual impairments, these images are inaccessible or hard to see due…