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How To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Mainstream Devices

How To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Mainstream Devices

I use dictation as assistive technology frequently when I am using mainstream technology devices such as my computer, phone, and tablet. Also known as speech-to-text, dictation tools take spoken words, numbers, punctuation, and other formatting information as input, and transcribes the audio as text that…

Sora Free Audiobook Summer Reading Programs

Sora Free Audiobook Summer Reading Programs

My local library is currently promoting several free audiobook summer reading programs powered by the Sora application, including Sweet Reads, new audiobooks, and Audiobook SYNC for readers thirteen and older. As someone with a print disability that can’t read traditional printed books, it’s exciting to…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Study For Exams

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Study For Exams

Six ways Amazon Alexa can help with homework, great for auditory learners and blind/visually impaired students

How I Use Microsoft Immersive Reader With Low Vision

How I Use Microsoft Immersive Reader With Low Vision

One of my all-time favorite low vision assistive technology tools is the simplified reading display, which applies a consistent text style, size, and background color to digital text. I use a few different simplified reading displays across different devices, but my favorite one is the…

TumbleBooks: Audio Narrated Picture Books For Low Vision

TumbleBooks: Audio Narrated Picture Books For Low Vision

When I first learned about TumbleBooks and their online audio narrated picture books, one of the first questions I had was “where was this when I was a kid?” I have a print disability that makes it near impossible for me to read books in…

How To Find Accessible Picture Books For Low Vision

How To Find Accessible Picture Books For Low Vision

I have always loved reading, and would get excited whenever I had the opportunity to check out new picture books from the library or receive books as gifts. As a young child with low vision, I sometimes wondered why certain books were printed with blurry…

Why I Prefer My Schoolwork Digitally: Updated Edition

Why I Prefer My Schoolwork Digitally: Updated Edition

Why I prefer to receive digital accessible materials instead of print ones

How I Use Quizlet With Low Vision

How I Use Quizlet With Low Vision

How I use Quizlet, a free study app that supports large print and screen readers.

Two of Everything: Living With Double Vision

Two of Everything: Living With Double Vision

My life with double vision and seeing the world with four eyes open

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

When I was in middle and high school, I often had trouble with reading the formula sheets provided for tests and exams and wouldn’t use them, which would lead to me getting lower grades than other students. This changed when I learned how to create…

Classroom Technology That Benefits Low Vision Students

Classroom Technology That Benefits Low Vision Students

When designing a classroom with inclusion in mind, there are several different types of classroom technology that can help all learners, but especially learners that have low vision. I had a high school teacher that commented on how modifying assignments and classroom tech for one…

How I Optimize My Website For Cognitive Accessibility

How I Optimize My Website For Cognitive Accessibility

As someone who regularly writes about assistive technology and accessibility, I have taken a lot of steps to ensure that my content is accessible to as many audiences as possible- not just people with low vision or blindness. One of the areas I have been…

Enabling Temporary Accessibility Settings For iPad

Enabling Temporary Accessibility Settings For iPad

As a user with low vision and a neurological condition, I rely on accessibility settings for iPad so that I can access information and interact with different types of content. However, there are some cases where I do not need to have settings enabled constantly,…

All About Extended Time Accommodations

All About Extended Time Accommodations

As my eye condition and neurological condition have changed over time, I have received extended time accommodations on all my tests and exams, including standardized tests that I took in high school. When one of my friends was researching extended time accommodations of their own,…

Using Blackboard Ally With Low Vision

Using Blackboard Ally With Low Vision

This semester, I noticed a new tool within my online classes called Blackboard Ally that could transform the way that I access materials as a student with low vision that fluctuates frequently. I’ve been using Blackboard Ally for about a week and a half now,…