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How I Outline Research Papers With OneNote

How I Outline Research Papers With OneNote

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…

My Favorite Web Browser Extensions For Virtual Learning

My Favorite Web Browser Extensions For Virtual Learning

After taking over three dozen virtual classes and countless more online hybrid classes, I have learned firsthand how using web browser extensions for virtual learning can make a huge difference in how well I do in my virtual classes. While these extensions don’t help me…

Microsoft Whiteboard Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Microsoft Whiteboard Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Earlier today, I received a question from a teacherabout Microsoft Whiteboard accessibility for visual impairment, and if Microsoft Whiteboard could be used by students with low vision or blindness. I was excited to share with them that the Microsoft Whiteboard app is a great tool…

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

In response to recent school closures, VISTAS Education Partners (based out of New Jersey) has started a free resource called the National Homework Hotline for blind and visually impaired students to receive support and help with accessing classroom materials during this time. I am super…

Creating Video Tutorials With The Free Shadow Puppet App

Creating Video Tutorials With The Free Shadow Puppet App

I recently received a question from a reader about free apps that can be used to create video tutorials on the iPad. My favorite app to do this is the free Shadow Puppet app, which doesn’t require an account and can be used by people…

My Favorite Tips For Attending Live Video Lectures

My Favorite Tips For Attending Live Video Lectures

In recent times, many of my friends have been asking me for tips on attending live video lectures and attending classes remotely with video chat. I’ve attended many of my college classes via video chat in the past, and have also given guest lectures over…

How I Attend College Classes Remotely With Chronic Illness

How I Attend College Classes Remotely With Chronic Illness

As a college student with a disability and chronic illness, there have been times where I’ve been unable to attend my physical classes due to issues with my health or other factors. Luckily, my professors are awesome and allowed me to attend my physical classes…

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Recently, I received a question on Twitter from the parent of a middle school-aged musician with low vision asking about options for watching the conductor with low vision. The student said that they have trouble seeing the conductor from where their section is located, and…

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…

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

When I was in high school, I sometimes had difficulty explaining how common technology behaviors or other technology in the classroom would hurt my brain, also known as give me a migraine. Many teachers assumed that I was refusing to participate in class, but the…

Choosing A Backpack With Chronic Pain

Choosing A Backpack With Chronic Pain

When I had to purchase a new backpack a few semesters ago, I spent time figuring out how I wanted the backpack to look so I could easily identify it with low vision. However, one of the main things I thought about was choosing a…

Choosing A Backpack With Low Vision

Choosing A Backpack With Low Vision

A few semesters ago, I decided it was time to upgrade the backpack I had been carrying since eighth grade, and went to my college bookstore to check out my options. While I was there, I started making a mental list of tips for choosing…

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

When I was in middle and high school, many teachers and school staff members encouraged me to develop strong self-advocacy skills so that I could feel comfortable talking about my low vision and what accommodations I would need in the classroom. Talking to a substitute…

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…

Ten Things I Wish My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Ten Things I Wish My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Whenever I speak about my experiences with working with a teacher of the vision impaired (TVI) in Virginia Public Schools, people are often surprised by how many lessons my TVI taught me in high school, even though I did not see them very often. They…