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Ten Reasons You Should Call A Security Escort

Ten Reasons You Should Call A Security Escort

This post was suggested by a security escort at my college, who said they wanted more people to know that they are there to help keep others safe. Thank you, security escorts, for helping to keep me and my friends safe and encouraging us to […]

How To Make A Dorm Room Completely Dark

How To Make A Dorm Room Completely Dark

Some people can’t fall asleep unless the room is totally dark. Other people may require a completely dark room in order to deal with medical conditions such as migraines and photosensitivity. Whatever the reason, here are my favorite products for making a dorm room completely […]

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

I wrote a post about ten questions to ask when choosing a college here, and decided to expand on it some more. So here are ten more questions to ask yourself and others when choosing a college. How far do you have to travel for […]

How We Executed Move-In

How We Executed Move-In

It was hard to believe the day had finally arrived. I would finally be moving into my dorm room and starting college. I was excited for taking my first assistive technology course, making friends in my classes, and being right outside of Washington, DC. I […]

My Favorite Kitchen Appliances

My Favorite Kitchen Appliances

Believe it or not, I have never set off the fire alarm while cooking something, nor have I given myself food poisoning or had to go to the hospital for stitches because I cut myself. People commonly expect that since I have low vision, I’m […]

Here Is Everything I Bought For College

Below, I have outlined everything I purchased for my college dorm room, organized by store.  Not all of these items were purchased at the same time, but this is probably 90% of the stuff in my room.  Note that I live in a single room, […]

My College Desk

My College Desk

If I’m not sitting in my bed, chances are I am typing away at my dorm desk.  Between running a blog, taking virtual classes, working on assignments, and talking to friends, it’s no surprise that I can easily spend several hours reading, typing, and browsing […]

Ten “Weird” Things I Brought to College

Ten “Weird” Things I Brought to College

As a student with low vision and chronic illness, my dorm room looks a little different than a typical room. I live in a single room, meaning I have no roommate, and share a bathroom with one to three people, as opposed to with the […]

15 Addresses to Memorize in College

15 Addresses to Memorize in College

Recently, a sighted friend at my college asked me how I was able to navigate campus with a blindness cane better than they could without one. I have gotten lost several times on campus, but I have found that having important campus addresses input into […]

Life with Chronic Migraines

Life with Chronic Migraines

The year is 2011, but I’m in too much pain to remember that at the moment. I’ve forgotten a lot of things- my own name, the name of my cat, what town I lived in, and who the president is. All I can sense is […]