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Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Recently, I was on a video call where someone had enabled a custom video background that was designed to make it easier to concentrate on the speaker but ended up being very distracting for me as someone with low vision. The dim lighting conditions for…

My Talk At A Future Date: What I Wish I Learned About AT Before Starting College

My Talk At A Future Date: What I Wish I Learned About AT Before Starting College

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present a short talk at A Future Date, a free virtual conference event that showcased talks on topics related to accessibility and assistive technology. While I am currently working on a write-up about attending A Future…

Designing Business Cards For Low Vision

Designing Business Cards For Low Vision

Whenever I travel to conferences or other events, I make sure to bring a couple of different types of business cards for people with different sight levels. I’ve learned a lot about designing business cards for low vision since starting my blog, and have always…

Tips To Deal With Conference FOMO

Tips To Deal With Conference FOMO

There have been a few conferences and talks that I have wanted to attend, but unfortunately couldn’t due to factors outside of my control, such as chronic illness, time, distance, or finding out about awesome stuff after the fact. Most recently, I had to miss…

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

When I was in high school, I sometimes had difficulty explaining how common technology behaviors or other technology in the classroom would hurt my brain, also known as give me a migraine. Many teachers assumed that I was refusing to participate in class, but the…

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…

Should I Request a Human Guide At a Conference?

Should I Request a Human Guide At a Conference?

One of the questions I tend to ask myself when I am registering for a conference is if I should request a human guide to help me familiarize myself with the conference layout and find my way to different booths and lectures. While I consider…

Ten Questions To Ask For Hotel Room Familiarization

Ten Questions To Ask For Hotel Room Familiarization

Whenever I travel to conferences, I like to make sure that I know the layout of my hotel room by asking questions for hotel familiarization. Since I have low vision, it can be difficult to find certain items or adjust things independently, so even though…

My Experience at ATIA 2019

My Experience at ATIA 2019

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the ATIA 2019 Conference in Orlando, Florida. I was able to find out about the latest and greatest emerging technologies in the field of accessibility and vision impairment, test out new devices, and get lots of…

My Experience at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2018

My Experience at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2018

At the end of September, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, Texas as part of Microsoft’s Women in Computing Award. I was able to learn a lot about computer science, technology, accessibility, and the importance of diversity in…