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Tag: chronic illness

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

Over the summer, my friend asked if there was an easy way to display medical information on their phone in case of an emergency, and I was able to show them a cool function in Android that allows users to do exactly that, and with…

Seven Things I Tell My College Suitemates About My Disability

Seven Things I Tell My College Suitemates About My Disability

As a college student with vision impairment and chronic illness, I have lived with several suitemates, meaning that I have my own bedroom and share a common area and bathroom with 1-3 other girls. Often times, I am the first vision impaired person that they…

Using Disability Transportation Services In College

Using Disability Transportation Services In College

During the last few semesters of college, my disability and chronic illness made it difficult for me to walk to classes on my own. Even with the use of guides and mobility aids, I would often show up to class exhausted, since I had used…

What If I Miss Assignments Or Classes In College?

What If I Miss Assignments Or Classes In College?

Every semester, I always seem to have some sort of medical issue that ends up causing me to miss a couple of assignments or classes. Some of these medical issues are short term and resolve themselves quickly, while others can cause me to miss weeks…

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…

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.

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.

What If I Get Sick Before An Exam?

What If I Get Sick Before An Exam?

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

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

Tips For Contacting Senators and Congress Members

Tips For Contacting Senators and Congress Members

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