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Navigating High School With a Leg Brace

Navigating High School With a Leg Brace

My sophomore year of high school, I began experiencing painful hamstring spasms related to Chiari Malformation. During these spasms, my left leg would go limp and numb, leaving me unable to walk. Thankfully, I was given a leg brace similar to a knee immobilizer to […]

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…Take School Pictures?

How Do People With Low Vision…Take School Pictures?

Every year, students participate in school picture day at least once, where they have their photos taken for the yearbook, student IDs, graduation, and more. Here are some of my tips for having your picture taken when you have low vision. Do not remove your […]

How To Find Colleges

How To Find Colleges

I’ve done posts on questions to ask when choosing a college (part one, part two), but it can be difficult to decide what colleges to tour in the first place. In a state like Virginia, there can be dozens of options, and all of them […]

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 […]

Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft Office OneNote

I have used OneNote all through high school and college, and it seems like every update brings more and more exciting features. I have low vision and dysgraphia, which makes traditional note taking difficult. However, OneNote provides many different tools for students to take great […]

My High School Laptop

My High School Laptop

My second semester of freshman year in high school (which was in January 2012), I received approval to start using a laptop in the classroom. I had an IEP for low vision and dysgraphia, and was beyond thrilled to finally have a device in the […]

I Don’t Need An IEP!

I Don’t Need An IEP!

At my first high school, my IEP was viewed as an inconvenience to a majority of the teachers and other staff at the school. It wasn’t fair to them that they had to create large print materials, let me type notes in class, or take […]

Choosing a Seat in Class

Choosing a Seat in Class

Ever since I first got an IEP at age five, I have had accommodations for preferential seating. I frequently would sit in the front row of the classroom, sometimes alone, and for the majority of my classes, this was a good arrangement. This accommodation followed […]

Why You Should Have A Tutor From Your School

Why You Should Have A Tutor From Your School

As a student with low vision, I often struggle reading numbers and graphs in my classes. ┬áThis isn’t because of a math disorder, it’s just that I have trouble seeing. I was fortunate enough to have tutors, who were teachers at my school, that were […]