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How I Use Accessible Voting Machines With Low Vision

How I Use Accessible Voting Machines With Low Vision

Last week, I was able to use an accessible voting machine for the first time in order to vote in the upcoming primary election. I had first learned about these machines in November when I voted in a local election, however the polling staff had…

The POST Act: A Proposed Policy For Student Online Privacy

The POST Act: A Proposed Policy For Student Online Privacy

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a policy idea called the Privacy Of Student Technology Act (also known as the POST Act), which would help to expand media consent forms for how images and videos of students are shared by their teachers…

How Web Accessibility Impacts My Life With Low Vision

How Web Accessibility Impacts My Life With Low Vision

For the last few days, I haven’t left my dorm very much. But during that time, I have been able to do the following: Read a virtual library book on George Boole from my college library Order dinner with an application on my phone Talk…

All About HR 2086/S.815- Access Technology Affordability Act of 2019

All About HR 2086/S.815- Access Technology Affordability Act of 2019

As a college student studying assistive technology and that has low vision, I have seen many cool and life-changing products online and at conferences that could have a significant impact on the lives of people with visual impairments. Often times, one of the major barriers…

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Last year, I wrote a policy idea that won the “10 Ideas” yearly policywriting contest that is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run think tank. My policy idea, entitled “Seeing The Future,” talked about a proposed state resource that would contain information for students…

All About HR 6421- The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act

All About HR 6421- The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why  About HR 6421- The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act, a bill that could help find a cure for many eye conditions

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why about plastic straw bans and how they impact people with disabilities, with a focus on vision impairment and Chiari Malformation

Seeing The Future: My Feature in 10 Ideas

Seeing The Future: My Feature in 10 Ideas

What if higher education was made more accessible for visually impaired students in Virginia through online resources? Earlier this year, I entered the 10 Ideas policy writing competition. The yearly competition is by the Roosevelt Network, the largest student-run think tank in the nation. Policy…

All About HR 620- The ADA and Education Reform Act of 2017

All About HR 620- The ADA and Education Reform Act of 2017

My Twitter feed has been filled with tweets about HR 620 and ways to contact representatives. I noticed when talking to people around me about it, they figured that since the bill has the acronym ADA in it, it must be a good thing. This…

Five US Government Resources on Assistive Technology

Five US Government Resources on Assistive Technology

Five websites from the US Government that educate visitors on disability and assistive technology.

All About The Cogswell-Macy Act

All About The Cogswell-Macy Act

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why of the Cogswell-Macy Act, summarizing it for readers.

What To Say When Meeting Politicians

What To Say When Meeting Politicians

How to talk to politicians and elected officials at events.

How To Contact Your Senators

How To Contact Your Senators

How to get your message across about healthcare (or any other topic) to your senators

Save Bookshare

Save Bookshare

Why we need to save Bookshare for people with disabilities

You Belong

You Belong

A reminder to students with disabilities about their legal right to inclusion