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Introduction To Low Vision IEPs: Post Round Up

Introduction To Low Vision IEPs: Post Round Up

I’ve received hundreds of messages over the years from parents asking me questions about Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), specifically low vision IEPs and IEPs for visual impairment. Since I had an IEP in elementary school and again in high school for low vision, I’ve been…

Microsoft 3D Models and Low Vision

Microsoft 3D Models and Low Vision

When I was shadowing a teacher, we noticed that one of their students with low vision was struggling to view images of animals for a science lesson, even if the images were high resolution. The student mentioned that they had trouble seeing the subject of…

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

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 visual 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…

Hour of Code and Low Vision

Hour of Code and Low Vision

When I was in high school, my Computer Information Systems teacher hosted an Hour of Code event to encourage students to try a new programming language. While I already had an interested in computers and programming, a lot of introductory activities for programming I’d encountered…

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…

High School Hallways and Low Vision

High School Hallways and Low Vision

When I first started high school, one of the first things I noticed was how spread out all of my classes were. In middle school, my classes were all generally within a small cluster, and I could get from one class to another within a…

Yearbooks and Low Vision

Yearbooks and Low Vision

Yearbooks are a fun end-of-school-year tradition that allow students to celebrate their accomplishments and friendships that they have made during the year and provide opportunities for documenting memories. My school yearbooks are the only books I own that have a small/standard print size, but I’ve…