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…
Tag: chronic illness
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
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…
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 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.
What I take from the dining hall when preparing to shelter in place due to weather.
Visiting Christmas and holiday light displays with migraines, epilepsy, and similar photosensitive conditions.
Taking exams when you’re sick, because food poisoning and the flu don’t care if you have exams
Should you mention your disability when applying to college? Here’s how I did it, and got into my top choice college
How having friend with low vision and Chiari Malformation has helped me accept my disability and diagnoses
How to get your message across about healthcare (or any other topic) to your senators