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How To Make A Dorm Room Completely Dark

How To Make A Dorm Room Completely Dark

Some people can’t fall asleep unless the room is totally dark. Other people may require a completely dark room in order to deal with medical conditions such as migraines and photosensitivity. Whatever the reason, here are my favorite products for making a dorm room completely […]

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

I wrote a post about ten questions to ask when choosing a college here, and decided to expand on it some more. So here are ten more questions to ask yourself and others when choosing a college. How far do you have to travel for […]

How We Executed Move-In

How We Executed Move-In

It was hard to believe the day had finally arrived. I would finally be moving into my dorm room and starting college. I was excited for taking my first assistive technology course, making friends in my classes, and being right outside of Washington, DC. I […]

Ten “Weird” Things I Brought to College

Ten “Weird” Things I Brought to College

As a student with low vision and chronic illness, my dorm room looks a little different than a typical room. I live in a single room, meaning I have no roommate, and share a bathroom with one to three people, as opposed to with the […]

15 Addresses to Memorize in College

15 Addresses to Memorize in College

Recently, a sighted friend at my college asked me how I was able to navigate campus with a blindness cane better than they could without one. I have gotten lost several times on campus, but I have found that having important campus addresses input into […]

My College Bed

My College Bed

When I was shopping in preparation for freshman move-in, one of the main things I focused on was my bed.  I have Chiari Malformation, which causes severe back and neck pain, as well as chronic migraines that can only be treated with sleep, so I […]

10 Staff Members To Meet in College

10 Staff Members To Meet in College

Before I even started at my university, I had already talked to almost three dozen faculty and staff members on the phone and in person to ensure that I would not have any disruptions in receiving my approved classroom and housing accommodations.  Because of this, […]

How To Pick Housing

How To Pick Housing

I just finished filling out my housing application for next year to live on campus, and it was surprisingly easy. Now that I have learned a lot about what to ask for and what dorm is best for me, it’s been a painless process. Here […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Handle Fire Alarms?

How Do People With Low Vision…Handle Fire Alarms?

They can happen at any time. It can be 1:30 in the morning the night before a major exam. It can be pouring rain outside when someone burns popcorn. Or sometimes, it can just go off for no real reason at 5:30 in the evening, […]