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Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Over the last few years, I have been a member of many different music programs and ensembles that required different uniform styles for musicians. Even though the uniform requirements can be very strict, I’ve been able to adapt my band uniform by adding or modifying…

Watching One World: Together At Home With Audio Description and Be My Eyes

Watching One World: Together At Home With Audio Description and Be My Eyes

For the special One World: Together At Home broadcast, Be My Eyes teamed up with several corporate partners and volunteers to create audio description for audiences with low vision and blindness so that they would be able to follow along with the program. While the…

Tips For Reading Music On An iPad With Low Vision

Tips For Reading Music On An iPad With Low Vision

I received a reader question today asking about tips for reading music on an iPad with low vision, and if there was anything that they would need to do to make music easier to read. I’ve used my iPad to read music for many years,…

How To Modify An Instrument Fingering Chart For Low Vision

How To Modify An Instrument Fingering Chart For Low Vision

When I was in middle school, I had trouble seeing the instrument fingering chart for clarinet due to all of the small symbols. Since I had no idea that I could modify an instrument fingering chart for low vision, I just tried to guess what…

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Recently, I received a question on Twitter from the parent of a middle school-aged musician with low vision asking about options for watching the conductor with low vision. The student said that they have trouble seeing the conductor from where their section is located, and…

Why I Chose The Clarinet As A Musician With Low Vision

Why I Chose The Clarinet As A Musician With Low Vision

I’ve been playing clarinet for over ten years now, and I often receive questions from people wanting to learn a new instrument as to why I chose the clarinet as a musician with low vision. While my low vision wasn’t a defining factor in why…

Considerations For Writing Marching Band Drill For Low Vision Students

Considerations For Writing Marching Band Drill For Low Vision Students

A high school-aged clarinet player reached out to me on Pinterest a few days ago asking me if I had any tips for how to read marching band drill sheets and talking to their director about marching with low vision. The conversation made me think…

Paper Size and Low Vision

Paper Size and Low Vision

The other day, I was having a conversation with a teacher of the visually impaired about paper and document sizes for people with low vision. They were wondering how I would choose what documents would be on what size paper, and how I would store…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Sing Karaoke?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Sing Karaoke?

I was going through my phone recently and found a funny video of myself performing karaoke at a party that took place at a blindness conference I attended last year. While I have zero interest in sharing the video on the internet, I do have…

Using the MIDI Sprout For Visual Impairment

Using the MIDI Sprout For Visual Impairment

Recently, one of my friends and I had the opportunity to try using the MIDI Sprout device for visual impairment while on a guided tour of a local greenhouse/conservatory. At first, my friend and I were unsure about using the device, as we had wondered…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Swing Dance?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Swing Dance?

A few semesters ago, I was talking to my friend S about how I used to take dance classes, and we started wondering if there were any options for social dance classes at our fairly large university. That night, we saw a poster for a…

Creating Audio Description for Music Videos With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description for Music Videos With YouDescribe

Over the weekend, Taylor Swift released her latest single, “ME!”, alongside a colorful music video that features lots of visual information. Since I have low vision, it is difficult for me to understand everything that is going on as the video progresses, especially since there…

Watching Guava Island With Audio Description on Amazon Prime Video

Watching Guava Island With Audio Description on Amazon Prime Video

My brother is a huge fan of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino and has been talking nonstop about his latest project called Guava Island. Even though I don’t know very much about Donald Glover, I was interested to see if audio description would be available so that viewers…

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…

How To Choose Distraction Music For Medical Treatments

How To Choose Distraction Music For Medical Treatments

Like most people, I get very anxious around needles and benefit from having distraction music during medical treatments or procedures. When I’m listening to music, I don’t think too much about what is happening around me. This is beneficial, because I can easily relax and…