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How Bookshare Books Come To Life

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

When I was visiting Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to tour Bookshare headquarters and learn more about how Bookshare books come to life. As someone who has used the service for over eight years, it was fascinating for me to see all of the…

Microsoft Immersive Reader Review

Microsoft Immersive Reader Review

If you have talked to me about assistive technology in the last few months, there’s a high chance that I have mentioned Microsoft Immersive Reader and how it can help students with vision impairments and print disabilities. I have been using this tool a lot…

Amazon Rapids Review

Amazon Rapids Review

One of my friends and I were talking the other day about free children’s books apps and how important they are for helping kids get excited about reading. I was excited to discover that Amazon has a free children’s book library app called Amazon Rapids,…

Why Every Visually Impaired Child Should Meet A Therapy Dog

Why Every Visually Impaired Child Should Meet A Therapy Dog

When I was about five years old, my family took me to a library program where kids could read to certified therapy dogs. This program was designed to spark a love of reading, and also a love of dogs for the children who visited each…

My Eight Favorite Free Fonts For Print Disabilities

My Eight Favorite Free Fonts For Print Disabilities

Learn more about dyslexia and low vision friendly fonts for accessible materials

TumbleBooks For Low Vision Review

TumbleBooks For Low Vision Review

Many libraries have started providing eBooks for cardholders of all ages. While many eBook titles available are targeted at adults, there are still services that provide eBooks for children at no cost to cardholders. One of the most popular eBook services for children is TumbleBooks,…

Capti Voice Narrator App Review

Capti Voice Narrator App Review

Earlier today, I realized that I had to read an online article before going to a lecture. This task sounded very tiring, since I had just finished a two hour exam and my eyes were already hurting from staring at a screen. Lucky for me,…

Five Ways To Simplify Reading With Technology

Five Ways To Simplify Reading With Technology

As someone living with low vision, one of the biggest tasks that I have trouble with on a daily basis is reading. Things like confusing formatting, a difficult-to-read font, advertisements, or a bright neon background for text can all dramatically impact how long I am…

How To Make Things On The Board Easier To See

How To Make Things On The Board Easier To See

How to improve readability and make it easier to see whiteboards, document cameras, and computer projectors.

Why To Attend Therapy Dog Reading Programs

Why To Attend Therapy Dog Reading Programs

This week, a news story went viral about a therapy dog reading program in Minnesota. One of the dogs in the program, named Sting, didn’t have anybody read to him at one of the events, so his owner posted a Facebook picture encouraging kids to…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Read

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Read

How to use the Amazon Echo with Amazon Alexa to read- great for users with vision impairments and print disabilities.

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Sleep

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Sleep

How Amazon Alexa can help you sleep, with eight free skills.

Designing Accessible Documents With Microsoft Word

Designing Accessible Documents With Microsoft Word

Creating accessible documents for people with print disabilities using Microsoft Office 2016

eReaders and Low Vision

eReaders and Low Vision

Why I love eReaders and how they help students with print disabilities

My Phone Isn’t Paper

My Phone Isn’t Paper

Just because I can see my phone, it doesn’t mean I don’t need large print on paper