Veronica With Four Eyes

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How Do People With Low Vision…Participate In Science Fairs?

How Do People With Low Vision…Participate In Science Fairs?

True story- my science fair project junior year of high school was one of the many things that inspired me to start my blog. By learning about the link between colored backgrounds and improved readability, I was able to learn a lot about accessible materials […]

What To Say When Meeting Politicians

What To Say When Meeting Politicians

I attended an election watch event a few days ago for Ralph Northam, who is now the governor-elect of Virginia. After all of the speeches concluded for the evening, newly elected officials as well as other politicians made their way through the crowd, talking to […]

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Some of my experiences in high school can be described as horror stories. Since I don’t like to dwell on the past, or make my blog a place where I can complain about my impairment, I decided to sum up my most awful school experiences […]

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Glasses Edition

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Glasses Edition

I have had many people approach me asking about my glasses in recent times, typically asking about different characteristics like the prescription, lenses, or frames, not necessarily what my visual acuity is. In honor of Blindness Awareness Month, here is how I answer the most […]

How To Nail A College Interview

How To Nail A College Interview

There has been an increase in the amount of colleges that either recommend or require that students interview for certain programs. Out of the three colleges I applied to, one of them required an interview for the honors program, and another had an optional interview […]

Ten Lessons My TVI Taught Me

Ten Lessons My TVI Taught Me

As a student with low vision in Virginia public schools, I was assigned a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) to help me with accessing the general curriculum. My TVI took a step back and had me fight all of my own battles, saying that […]

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

Dear Chiari Malformation, You came into my life six years ago now, when I suddenly developed a constant pain in the back of my head. I was a freshman in high school, and coincidentally it was Chiari Malformation Awareness Month, but I didn’t know that- […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Work on School News?

How Do People With Low Vision…Work on School News?

At many of the schools I attended, I served on the school news in some capacity. I love being in front of the camera, as well as working behind the scenes, and this activity was the perfect fit for me. Here are some tips for […]

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 […]

Answering Stranger’s Questions: College Visitors Edition

Answering Stranger’s Questions: College Visitors Edition

As college decision day approaches, prospective students and their families have been touring my college, trying to decide what school will be the best fit for them. Often times, college is the first time people are exposed to a large, diverse population, and it can […]