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Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

One of the fun facts I like to share about myself is that I play bass clarinet for my school pep band, the GMU Green Machine. Anyone who is from the area is frequently surprised that I am able to play in the pep band […]

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

At an assistive technology conference I recently attended, I visited the booth for the Described and Captioned Media Program. I was excited to meet the people behind the project and learn all about how their program helps to support students in the classroom by giving […]

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Audio Description Review

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Audio Description Review

When the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour premiered on New Year’s Eve, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to watch it. I have low vision and photosensitive migraines as a result of a brain condition, so often times I have to watch […]

How To Decorate A Vision Impairment Friendly Christmas Tree

How To Decorate A Vision Impairment Friendly Christmas Tree

Earlier today, my mom and brother discovered that our pre-lit Christmas tree had an interesting glitch. One half of the tree displayed multicolored lights, while the other half displayed white lights. This would change as the lights would change colors, though each half of the […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Attend Summer Day Camps?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Attend Summer Day Camps?

Including campers with vision impairments in summer day camps.

Fast Facts About Audio Description

Whenever I go somewhere that features a lot of visual information, I always look to see if there are audio description services available so that I can get information about my surroundings. Unlike closed captioning, which is required by law in public places and for […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments…Get Yearbooks?

How Do People With Vision Impairments…Get Yearbooks?

Getting yearbooks at the end of the school year is always an exciting experience, as it is a great time to look back on the year and reflect on all of the friendships and memories made. Students with vision impairments, including low vision and blindness, […]

How To Be An Ally For Disabled Friends

How To Be An Ally For Disabled Friends

This post is dedicated to S, who helps to advocate for acceptance, not just awareness for disabled friends Whenever I speak at conferences or on panels, I often mention my friends and how much they help me with things related to disability life. A majority […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Participate In Concert Band?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Participate In Concert Band?

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to play several different types of clarinets in the concert band programs at my various schools. Besides learning more about playing clarinet, I was able to gain a deeper understanding of classical and instrumental music, as well […]

Why Students With Disabilities Should Join Band

Why Students With Disabilities Should Join Band

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since I first started playing clarinet. ¬†Almost every aspect of my life connects back to the fact I play clarinet- the friends I have made, the people I have met, the places I have travelled to, […]