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How To Be An Active Bystander For Academic Ableism

How To Be An Active Bystander For Academic Ableism

Over the weekend, one of my friends sent me a video recorded by an active bystander for academic ableism who was showing a situation where a student with hearing loss was being berated by the professor for their disability. I don’t want to share the…

Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Welcome to my Navigating College Campuses series, where I talk about all of the different ways I use Orientation and Mobility (O&M) techniques and my blindness cane as a student with low vision at my large public university. After spending four years living on my…

Tips For Improving Confidence About Using Assistive Technology

Tips For Improving Confidence About Using Assistive Technology

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and as someone who loves everything related to accessibility and digital inclusion, I have had an incredible time participating in different events and talking about how I use assistive technology in my day-to-day life. If you told me ten…

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

This week, I had the awesome opportunity to be a guest on the AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories podcast, which is hosted by one of my Twitter friends, Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles. I had a lot of fun getting to talk about the importance…

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…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Swing Dance?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Swing Dance?

A few semesters ago, I was talking to my friend S about how I used to take dance classes, and we started wondering if there were any options for social dance classes at our fairly large university. That night, we saw a poster for a…

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…

What To Pack When Evacuating A Dorm

What To Pack When Evacuating A Dorm

There’s many reasons why someone may have to evacuate their dorm- flooding, smoke, gas leak, power outage, infectious disease outbreak, investigations, or similar. Be prepared to pack these ten items

Why My Guidance Counselors Are The Reasons I Excel In College

Why My Guidance Counselors Are The Reasons I Excel In College

I’ve talked a lot about the lessons I learned from various staff members at my schools, including my teacher of the visually impaired and my case manager. However, my guidance counselors were also working hard, usually behind the scenes, to help ensure things went as…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Attend Cotillion?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Attend Cotillion?

My experiences and tips for attending cotillion. Learn etiquette, manners, dancing, and more with a southern flair.

Migraine-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

Migraine-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

No ordering a grande ice water here, check out these ten Starbucks drinks that are coffee-free, tea leaf-free, caffeine-free, migraine-friendly, and delicious.

Visiting Holiday Lights With Photosensitivity

Visiting Holiday Lights With Photosensitivity

Visiting Christmas and holiday light displays with migraines, epilepsy, and similar photosensitive conditions.

Science Fairs and Low Vision

Science Fairs and Low Vision

How to participate in science fairs with low vision/vision impairment.

What To Say When Meeting Politicians

What To Say When Meeting Politicians

How to talk to politicians and elected officials at events.