Veronica With Four Eyes

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To The Student Being Bullied By Their Teacher

To The Student Being Bullied By Their Teacher

To the student being bullied by their teacher: You are valid. Lining the hallways of most middle and high schools are posters all about how to recognize and stop bullying. These posters show students in situations with other students, and often times have the message […]

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Some of my experiences in high school can be described as horror stories. Since I don’t like to dwell on the past, or make my blog a place where I can complain about my impairment, I decided to sum up my most awful school experiences […]

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts To Follow

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts To Follow

I’ve been on Twitter for a little less than a year now, and didn’t start actively using the platform until March. Since then, I’ve discovered that there is a whole world of resources on low vision, blindness, accessibility, and so much more- I regularly receive […]

Choosing Jewelry With Chronic Pain

Choosing Jewelry With Chronic Pain

Some girls adore shoes. Others adore purses. For me, I absolutely adore jewelry. It’s rare to see me without wearing a necklace, and even more rare to see me without earrings. With chronic head and neck pain as a result of Chiari Malformation and a […]

How Watching The Senate Debate Healthcare Is Like Watching Football

How Watching The Senate Debate Healthcare Is Like Watching Football

Over the last few months, there have been many debates on proposed health care bills in the Senate. These bills were created to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and drop protections for people with pre-existing conditions, disabilities, and long […]

How To Contact Your Senators

How To Contact Your Senators

Like millions of Americans, I have a pre-existing condition. Under the newly proposed Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill, that means that insurance companies would legally be able to charge me extra or deny coverage because I have a condition, and I could also have lifetime caps on […]

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

Dear Chiari Malformation, You came into my life six years ago now, when I suddenly developed a constant pain in the back of my head. I was a freshman in high school, and coincidentally it was Chiari Malformation Awareness Month, but I didn’t know that- […]

Why I Study Assistive Technology

Why I Study Assistive Technology

For my one hundredth blog post, I decided to write about the reasons I chose for studying assistive technology in college. It’s definitely a more uncommon field to study, and I am frequently explaining to people what exactly assistive technology is. ¬†Once they understand what […]

My View on “See”

My View on “See”

One time, I managed to lose my bottle of shampoo in the bathroom I shared with my suitemate. I called out to them, asking if they had seen my bottle of shampoo recently. Their response to my question came as a bit of a surprise: […]

Not Graduating Early

Not Graduating Early

My sophomore year of high school, especially the second semester, was awful. Over half of my teachers did not provide me with the accommodations in my IEP, due to a lack of resources and the difficulties that came with integrating assistive technology into the classroom. […]