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How Web Accessibility Impacts My Life With Low Vision

How Web Accessibility Impacts My Life With Low Vision

For the last few days, I haven’t left my dorm very much. But during that time, I have been able to do the following: Read a virtual library book on George Boole from my college library Order dinner with an application on my phone Talk…

College Scheduling Hacks For Students With Chronic Illness

College Scheduling Hacks For Students With Chronic Illness

As a college student with chronic illness, I have learned a lot about how to schedule college classes and how to create the best college schedule. Many of my friends come to me every semester with a list of their required classes and ask me…

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…

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

For many of my sighted friends, I am the first person they have ever met who uses a blindness cane. Because of this, I have been able to teach them a lot about the world of visual impairment and assistive technology, and in exchange they…

Seven Takeaways From The TV Show “Speechless”

Seven Takeaways From The TV Show “Speechless”

Earlier today, I was saddened to learn that my favorite TV show, “Speechless,” has been canceled after three seasons. I was first introduced to the show by one of my professors when it first started airing in September 2016, and have since then continued to…

How To Use Audio Description Devices at Disney World and Disneyland

How To Use Audio Description Devices at Disney World and Disneyland

The last two times I have visited Disney World and Disneyland, I have requested to use the official Disney World audio description devices while in the park. While the audio description devices have been around for a long time, not many people know about them-…

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to one of my faculty mentors about their service dog. Some of the topics we discussed included the importance of service dog etiquette and and different types of service dogs. Even though I do not have a…

My Favorite Shoes For Chiari Malformation

My Favorite Shoes For Chiari Malformation

While I did learn how to tie my shoes when I was in elementary school, I have great difficulty tying shoes due to poor coordination in my hands from a neurological condition called Chiari Malformation, as well as generally poor hand strength. However, I do…

Using PicsArt To Simulate Vision Impairment

Using PicsArt To Simulate Vision Impairment

As the only student identified with low vision in my school district, I was asked time and time again what I could see, and what I couldn’t see. This wasn’t always very easy to explain, but I remember one day my teacher of the visually…

Fast Facts About Accessible Packaging

Fast Facts About Accessible Packaging

Since I don’t have a car with me at college, I frequently use online shopping as a way to get items that would be otherwise difficult to transport. Over time, I have noticed more and more products are being transported in what is called accessible…

How to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Every Day

How to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Every Day

Happy (belated) Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Each year, on the third Thursday of May, promoting “digital accessibility and inclusion for people with all disabilities.” It’s a celebration of assistive technology, universal design, and disability representation- after all, as many as 1 in 7 people have…

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. I had an unexpected English final to study for, family was coming in from out of town, and we were trying to make sure my IEP…

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