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How To Create An Accessible Classroom Library

How To Create An Accessible Classroom Library

When I was volunteering in an elementary school classroom, I had a student tell me how much they wished that they could read all of the different books that were in their classroom library. This student had a print disability that meant they were unable…

Taking Online English Classes With Low Vision

Taking Online English Classes With Low Vision

Over the last five years, I have had the opportunity to take two different online English classes and was able to earn high grades in both of them. While I naturally enjoy reading and writing, one of the challenges I had to overcome in taking…

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

As part of my work as the Microsoft Content Specialist for AIM-VA and as a Microsoft Certified Educator, I had the opportunity to present a short talk as part of the AT Lab at the I’m Determined Summit, a virtual conference for students with disabilities…

How To Run Effective Web Searches

How To Run Effective Web Searches

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

Using The Raz-Kids App With Visual Impairment

Using The Raz-Kids App With Visual Impairment

Earlier today, I received an email from a parent asking about using the Raz-Kids app with visual impairment and if the app could be used independently by an older elementary school-aged student with low vision. I’ve used this app in the past when helping students…

Reading Bookshare Titles With Microsoft Word

Reading Bookshare Titles With Microsoft Word

As a college student with low vision that fluctuates often, I love learning about new and unique ways that I can read titles from Bookshare. Even though I feel comfortable testing new apps and file formats, I’ve met many users who prefer to stick to…

How I’m Using My eReader To Support Virtual Learning

How I’m Using My eReader To Support Virtual Learning

For a lot of students with low vision, spending lots of time on the computer or brightly lit devices can easily cause eyestrain/eye fatigue, especially for those taking a lot of virtual classes. One of the ways that I help to reduce strain on my…

How I Read Research Sources With Assistive Technology

How I Read Research Sources With Assistive Technology

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

Pocket App Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Pocket App Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Recently, one of my friends was asking me about a way to read articles and browse websites offline with assistive technology, and I was excited to tell them all about the Pocket app accessibility for visual impairment. The Pocket app has grown in popularity over…

Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Bookshare

Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Bookshare

Whenever somebody asks me about my favorite free resources for people with visual impairments, I always love to talk about Bookshare and how much I benefit from using the service as a college student with low vision. My Bookshare membership will be turning eight years…

Epic App Review For Visual Impairment

Epic App Review For Visual Impairment

I love testing out different reading apps, and was excited to come across an Epic app review when browsing new apps on social media. I decided to give it a try to see what it would be like to use the Epic app for visual…

Tips To Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible For Low Vision

Tips To Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible For Low Vision

Over the years, I have taken several different English classes and have had many teachers and professors ask me for tips to make proofreading feedback accessible for low vision. This is because they would often notice that I would accidentally ignore some of their corrections…

How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

The other day, one of my friends texted me with an urgent question asking how to request accessible textbooks in college. Their professor had just announced they would be using a new textbook for the rest of the semester, and they had no idea how…

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…

Magnifying Glasses For Low Vision

Magnifying Glasses For Low Vision

The other day, someone messaged me asking about my recommendations for magnifying glasses for low vision. While I prefer to use video magnifiers whenever possible, I have used lots of different magnifying glasses over the years both inside and outside the classroom to help me…