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Tag: chronic illness

Going To Professional Conferences With Laryngitis

Going To Professional Conferences With Laryngitis

The first time I ever attended a professional conference for assistive technology (specifically, the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference), I spent a lot of time thinking about all of the cool experiences I would have learning from experts in the field and getting to talk to…

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

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

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…

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

How To Transfer To A Virtual Class Mid-Year

How To Transfer To A Virtual Class Mid-Year

How to transfer to a virtual class partially through the year or at the mid-year mark from a traditional classroom environment. Great for students with IEPs, 504 plans, or other emergency situations.

Migraine-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

Migraine-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

No ordering a grande ice water here, check out these ten Starbucks drinks that are coffee-free, tea leaf-free, caffeine-free, migraine-friendly, and delicious.

Ten Dining Hall Foods I Take Before A Snowstorm

Ten Dining Hall Foods I Take Before A Snowstorm

What I take from the dining hall when preparing to shelter in place due to weather.

Visiting Holiday Lights With Photosensitivity

Visiting Holiday Lights With Photosensitivity

Visiting Christmas and holiday light displays with migraines, epilepsy, and similar photosensitive conditions.

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Some of my most awful experiences as a student with low vision, summed up in six words or less.

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

Taking exams when you’re sick, because food poisoning and the flu don’t care if you have exams

Disclosing Disability In College Applications

Disclosing Disability In College Applications

Should you mention your disability when applying to college? Here’s how I did it, and got into my top choice college

My Experience With Botox

My Experience With Botox

My experiences getting Botox for chronic migraines and suspected cervical dystonia with Chiari Malformation

Why I Love Having Friends With The Same Condition

Why I Love Having Friends With The Same Condition

How having friend with low vision and Chiari Malformation has helped me accept my disability and diagnoses

How To Contact Your Senators

How To Contact Your Senators

How to get your message across about healthcare (or any other topic) to your senators

Navigating High School With a Leg Brace

Navigating High School With a Leg Brace

Walking the halls of high school with an immobilizing leg brace- great for students with short and long term injuries and conditions