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Ten Things I Wish My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Ten Things I Wish 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. They […]

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 […]

Touring Colleges With Virtual Reality

Touring Colleges With Virtual Reality

As technology continues to evolve, future college students now have an additional way to search for higher education by touring colleges with virtual reality. Virtual college tours can give students the opportunity to get to know their future campus, from the comfort of their school […]

Seven Myths About Schools For The Blind

Seven Myths About Schools For The Blind

When I visited Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) to talk about assistive technology, I admit that I wasn’t sure what to expect from a school for the blind. This is a completely natural response, given I had never been inside a […]

Using Assistive Technology With Hour of Code

Using Assistive Technology With Hour of Code

Today is a special day. Thousands of students from all around the world are learning about computer science for the first time with Hour of Code, many from underrepresented populations. This includes students that are using assistive technology with Hour of Code to learn more […]

Using Popplet With Low Vision

Using Popplet With Low Vision

Earlier this summer, I was trying to find a way to remember how to open a very confusing door at a hotel I was staying at, and decided to download Popplet to see if it would help me find a way to organize instructions. I […]

How To Use DonorsChoose in the Classroom

How To Use DonorsChoose in the Classroom

I have a deep appreciation for the teachers that I interacted with during my time in Virginia Public Schools. They did as much as they could to ensure that all students had equal opportunities, though sometimes a lack of funding meant that some students would […]

Ten Spooky Inaccessible Assignments and How To Fix Them

Ten Spooky Inaccessible Assignments and How To Fix Them

As a student in middle and high school, I would often get inaccessible assignments that I couldn’t read with my low vision, and I had trouble explaining what the exact problem was with the assignment- which is perfectly reasonable given it’s hard to be an […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Navigate School Hallways?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Navigate School Hallways?

My friend and I were talking the other day and they asked me how I had learned to navigate the hallways of my school before I started using a blindness cane. I learned many different orientation and mobility techniques on my own, and still use […]