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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…

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…

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

National Museum of the American Indian Review

National Museum of the American Indian Review

Since I go to college right outside of Washington, DC, I set a goal with my friends to vsiit all of the Smithsonian museums. While I have been to many of the museums multiple times, I had never been to the National Museum of the…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Identify Money?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Identify Money?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet people from the US Bureau of Engraving, which designs and produces paper money, amongst other things, for the United States government. I was surprised to learn about the world of free resources for identifying US…

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.

How Do People With Visual Impairments Go To Conferences?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Go To Conferences?

How to attend conferences and events related to assistive technology and disability with low vision, written with venues of various sizes in mind.

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 Do People With Visual Impairments Vote?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Vote?

My experiences voting with a vision impairment in the 2016 and 2017 elections

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

Visiting the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum

Visiting the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum

A guide for visiting the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum with disabilities, with a focus on low vision

Museum Accessibility Supports For Low Vision

Museum Accessibility Supports For Low Vision

Free accessibility resources available to museum guests with blindness and low vision