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Tag: middle school

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 […]

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 […]

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 Make Things On The Board Easier To See

How To Make Things On The Board Easier To See

How to improve readability and make it easier to see whiteboards, document cameras, and computer projectors.

Five Websites That Help Students With Low Vision In The Math Classroom

Five Websites That Help Students With Low Vision In The Math Classroom

Five math websites accessible for students with low vision, blindness, vision impairments, and their peers.