Veronica With Four Eyes

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Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

This semester, I discovered that I need some extra help with some of my data science coursework involving physics and statistics, so I went looking for online tutoring services that could help me. I was thrilled to learn that my library has a partnership with […]

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Recently, I was talking to a faculty mentor about interesting reading apps for kids, and the app Novel Effect came up as a great way to encourage students to read books, stories, and poems out loud. While I’ve always felt fairly comfortable with reading text […]

How To Describe Flowers for the Blind and Visually Impaired

How To Describe Flowers for the Blind and Visually Impaired

A while ago, someone on the internet asked an interesting question- “how would you describe a flower to a blind person?” It’s a fairly simple question, but one of my friends and I were talking about it when I recently joined them on a shopping […]

Dealing With Anxiety About Accommodations

Dealing With Anxiety About Accommodations

There were many times when I was in middle and high school that I had to deal with anxiety related to receiving accommodations in the classroom for my vision impairment. I was not very confident in explaining why I had poor eyesight and even less […]

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

When I was visiting Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to tour Bookshare headquarters and learn more about how Bookshare books come to life. As someone who has used the service for over eight years, it was fascinating for me to see all of the […]

Mango Languages for Libraries Review

Mango Languages for Libraries Review

Since I started attending college outside of Washington DC, I have met many friends that have lived all over the world and that speak multiple languages, including Hindi, Greek, Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese, Russian, and more. I love when my friends teach me things about their […]

Eight Things I’m Glad My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Eight Things I’m Glad My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Whenever I speak about my experiences with working with a teacher of the vision impaired (TVI) in Virginia Public Schools, people are often surprised by how many lessons my TVI taught me in high school, even though I did not see them very often. Even […]

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Last year, I wrote a policy idea that won the “10 Ideas” yearly policywriting contest that is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run think tank. My policy idea, entitled “Seeing The Future,” talked about a proposed state resource that would contain information for students […]

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

At an assistive technology conference I recently attended, I visited the booth for the Described and Captioned Media Program. I was excited to meet the people behind the project and learn all about how their program helps to support students in the classroom by giving […]

Ten Fun Facts About Braille for World Braille Day 2019

Ten Fun Facts About Braille for World Braille Day 2019

Happy World Braille Day! Today is the first ever celebration of World Braille Day, and people from all over the world are celebrating, especially people who live with vision loss. World Braille Day commemorates the 210th birthday of Louis Braille, who invented the Braille system […]