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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 […]

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to one of my faculty mentors about their service dog. Some of the topics we discussed included the importance of service dog etiquette and and different types of service dogs. Even though I do not have a […]

Eight Adult Shoes Without Shoelaces

Eight Adult Shoes Without Shoelaces

I have trouble tying my shoes due to vision impairment and Chiari Malformation, so whenever I go shoe shopping, I look for comfortable and easy to wear shoes that don’t have shoelaces or other complicated fasteners. It’s easy to find children’s shoes without shoelaces, but […]

How To Choose Distraction Music For Medical Treatments

How To Choose Distraction Music For Medical Treatments

Like most people, I get very anxious around needles and benefit from having distraction music during medical treatments or procedures. When I’m listening to music, I don’t think too much about what is happening around me. This is beneficial, because I can easily relax and […]

Ten Healthy Migraine-Friendly Snacks For Your Dorm

Ten Healthy Migraine-Friendly Snacks For Your Dorm

Earlier this week, I read an interesting study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (a segment of NIH) that talked about how the average dorm room contains 20,000 calories worth of snack food, most of which consisted of heavily processed snacks and other […]

Fast Facts About Accessible Packaging

Since I don’t have a car with me at college, I frequently use online shopping as a way to get items that would be otherwise difficult to transport. Over time, I have noticed more and more products are being transported in what is called accessible […]

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why about plastic straw bans and how they impact people with disabilities, with a focus on vision impairment and Chiari Malformation

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

My eye doctor first recommended that I get tinted glasses in eighth grade. I was worried people might tease me for looking like I wear sunglasses all the time. More specifically, I worried about teasing for wearing sunglasses at night. I had started developing light […]

The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 – Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS)

The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 – Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS)

What you and your family need to know about strobe lights in Disney/Pixar’s new movie, Incredibles 2

How To Make Medication Bottles Accessible For Vision Impairment

How To Make Medication Bottles Accessible For Vision Impairment

Ten ways to identify prescription and over the counter medication for people with vision impairments, with no-tech and high-tech assistive technology options available