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Black Or White: Choosing Dark Mode For Low Vision

Black Or White: Choosing Dark Mode For Low Vision

Earlier today, I tagged one of my friends on Twitter to share some of their favorite features about their computer, and one of the features they mentioned was the availability of system-wide dark mode for low vision users. While dark mode is easier on my…

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

When I was in high school, I sometimes had difficulty explaining how common technology behaviors or other technology in the classroom would hurt my brain, also known as give me a migraine. Many teachers assumed that I was refusing to participate in class, but the…

Pain Management Tools I Love From Amazon

Pain Management Tools I Love From Amazon

I’m not sure why, but this week I have been texting a bunch of my friends about pain management tools and non-medication chronic pain relief options from Amazon that I use in my day to day life. I’m not sure if all of my friends…

College Scheduling Hacks For Students With Chronic Illness

College Scheduling Hacks For Students With Chronic Illness

As a college student with chronic illness, I have learned a lot about how to schedule college classes and how to create the best college schedule. Many of my friends come to me every semester with a list of their required classes and ask me…

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

Over the summer, my friend asked if there was an easy way to display medical information on their phone in case of an emergency, and I was able to show them a cool function in Android that allows users to do exactly that, and with…

Weighted Blankets and Chiari Malformation

Weighted Blankets and Chiari Malformation

Several months ago, I decided to try using a weighted blanket for Chiari Malformation symptoms to see if it would help me sleep better. Due to my Chiari Malformation, I frequently get painful leg spasms, have trouble sleeping due to pain in my back, and…

Seven Things I Tell My College Suitemates About My Disability

Seven Things I Tell My College Suitemates About My Disability

As a college student with vision impairment and chronic illness, I have lived with several suitemates, meaning that I have my own bedroom and share a common area and bathroom with 1-3 other girls. Often times, I am the first vision impaired person that they…

Migraine-Friendly Alternatives To Chocolate Chip Cookies

Migraine-Friendly Alternatives To Chocolate Chip Cookies

About a year and a half ago, I discovered that while I loved the chocolate chip cookies in my college dining hall, I definitely did not love the migraines I would get as the result of eating chocolate. While there have been times where I…

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…

Ten Healthy Migraine-Friendly Snacks For Your Dorm

Ten Healthy Migraine-Friendly Snacks For Your Dorm

Earlier this week, I read an interesting study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (a segment of NIH) that talked about how the average dorm room contains 20,000 calories worth of snack food, most of which consisted of heavily processed snacks and other…

How To Check Videos For Flashing Light Sensitivities

How To Check Videos For Flashing Light Sensitivities

Before I watch videos, I have to check with someone to see if the video contains any flashing or strobe lights. This can seem like a question that is nearly impossible to answer, since flashing and strobe lights seem to be everywhere- the lights on…

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

My eye doctor first recommended that I get tinted glasses in eighth grade. I was worried people might tease me for looking like I wear sunglasses all the time. More specifically, I worried about teasing for wearing sunglasses at night. I had started developing light…

The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 – Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS)

The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 – Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS)

What you and your family need to know about strobe lights in Disney/Pixar’s new movie, Incredibles 2

Migraine-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

Migraine-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

No ordering a grande ice water here, check out these ten Starbucks drinks that are coffee-free, tea leaf-free, caffeine-free, migraine-friendly, and delicious.

Visiting Holiday Lights With Photosensitivity

Visiting Holiday Lights With Photosensitivity

Visiting Christmas and holiday light displays with migraines, epilepsy, and similar photosensitive conditions.