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Classroom Technology That Benefits Low Vision Students

Classroom Technology That Benefits Low Vision Students

When designing a classroom with inclusion in mind, there are several different types of classroom technology that can help all learners, but especially learners that have low vision. I had a high school teacher that commented on how modifying assignments and classroom tech for one…

How To Create An Accessible Classroom Library

How To Create An Accessible Classroom Library

When I was volunteering in an elementary school classroom, I had a student tell me how much they wished that they could read all of the different books that were in their classroom library. This student had a print disability that meant they were unable…

Environmental Accommodations For Low Vision Students

Environmental Accommodations For Low Vision Students

I’ve talked a lot about accommodations for low vision students on my website, though many of my posts have focused on accommodations for print materials or the use of assistive technology. Another important consideration for helping low vision students to thrive in the classroom is…

Tips For Handling Academic Ableism In The Classroom

Tips For Handling Academic Ableism In The Classroom

When I was in middle school, I began to experience academic ableism in the classroom, primarily from my teachers. While I was fortunate to have many wonderful teachers who helped me to develop a love of learning and a sense of belonging in the classroom,…

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Last semester, I had the opportunity to work with an elementary school-aged student and their teachers to help implement various accessibility tools within the classroom. After observing how the student moved around the classroom, I created a plan to help make their classroom more inclusive…

Exploring Microsoft 3D Models For Low Vision Students

Exploring Microsoft 3D Models For Low Vision Students

A few months ago, I was working with a student with low vision who was learning about different animals in their class. They were having trouble with zooming in on pictures of the animals as the images themselves were not in high resolution and frequently…

Creating Audio Description For Science Experiments With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Science Experiments With YouDescribe

Today, I received a question from a science teacher asking if I had any tips for creating audio description for science experiments and science lab videos. Since they were going to be posting videos of science experiments to a class website, they wanted to ensure…

How I Create Citations For Research Papers

How I Create Citations For Research Papers

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

How I Outline Research Papers With OneNote

How I Outline Research Papers With OneNote

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

In response to recent school closures, VISTAS Education Partners (based out of New Jersey) has started a free resource called the National Homework Hotline for blind and visually impaired students to receive support and help with accessing classroom materials during this time. I am super…

Tips To Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible For Low Vision

Tips To Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible For Low Vision

Over the years, I have taken several different English classes and have had many teachers and professors ask me for tips to make proofreading feedback accessible for low vision. This is because they would often notice that I would accidentally ignore some of their corrections…

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

When I was in middle and high school, many teachers and school staff members encouraged me to develop strong self-advocacy skills so that I could feel comfortable talking about my low vision and what accommodations I would need in the classroom. Talking to a substitute…

Using An Overhead Projector For Standardized Testing

Using An Overhead Projector For Standardized Testing

My school couldn’t give me a CCTV for state standardized testing, so we used an overhead projector instead

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes and exams, or encourage students to make their own. Many of these formula sheets are difficult to read, because there is lots of information printed on…

Dealing With Anxiety About Accommodations

Dealing With Anxiety About Accommodations

There were many times when I was in middle and high school that I had to deal with anxiety related to receiving accommodations in the classroom for my vision impairment. I was not very confident in explaining why I had poor eyesight and even less…