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Tag: Disability Life

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 To Deal With Broken Glasses

How To Deal With Broken Glasses

I have learned a lot about how to deal with broken glasses over the years, but I always seem to break them in the most unpredictable ways. When I went to visit a petting zoo (which will remained unnamed), I had the opportunity to meet […]

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

When 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, or specifically sunglasses at night. I had started developing light sensitivity, or photosensitivity, as my […]

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

Using Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines With Low Vision

Using Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines With Low Vision

My brother and I went to lunch the other day at a restaurant that uses a Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine, where customers can select a drink of their choice using a touchscreen and have it dispensed into their cup. While we saw lowered buttons that (theoretically) […]

Vocational Rehabilitation for Students With Vision Impairments

Vocational Rehabilitation for Students With Vision Impairments

Three years ago, my family and I were preparing for my high school graduation, which was mere days away- read more about graduation ceremonies for people with vision impairments here. I had an unexpected English final to study for, family was coming in from out […]

How To Interact With Service Dogs

How To Interact With Service Dogs

Learn about service dog etiquette and how to interact with people who use them, featuring Grady the goldendoodle

How To Be An Ally For Disabled Friends

How To Be An Ally For Disabled Friends

This post is dedicated to S, who helps to advocate for acceptance, not just awareness for disabled friends Whenever I speak at conferences or on panels, I often mention my friends and how much they help me with things related to disability life. A majority […]

Seeing The Future: My Feature in 10 Ideas

Seeing The Future: My Feature in 10 Ideas

What if higher education was made more accessible for visually impaired students in Virginia through online resources? Earlier this year, I entered the 10 Ideas policy writing competition sponsored by the Roosevelt Network, the largest student-run think tank in the nation. For the competition, students […]

All About HR 620- The ADA and Education Reform Act of 2017

All About HR 620- The ADA and Education Reform Act of 2017

My Twitter feed has been filled with tweets about HR 620 and ways to contact representatives. I noticed when talking to people around me about it, they figured that since the bill has the acronym ADA in it, it must be a good thing. This […]