Veronica With Four Eyes

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Using Google Live Transcribe With Low Vision

Using Google Live Transcribe With Low Vision

One of the common symptoms of Chiari Malformation (my brain condition) is that people may develop hearing loss/hearing impairment in addition to vision loss/vision impairment. While my hearing loss isn’t as extreme as my vision impairment, it definitely can have an impact on how well…

How I Use My Phone As Assistive Technology In Class

How I Use My Phone As Assistive Technology In Class

A lot of people on social media have been talking about a viral article that shares reasons why a college professor does not allow students to have phones in class, and one of the first thoughts that came to mind was how glad I am…

Google Lens Review For Low Vision

Google Lens Review For Low Vision

One of the most-used apps by far on my Android phone as a person with low vision is the Google Lens app. In the last 24 hours, I’ve used it seven times for various tasks around my house and tasks related to accessing my schoolwork,…

How To Transfer Information To A New Android Phone

How To Transfer Information To A New Android Phone

Earlier this month, I was helping some family members pick out new smartphones, and one of their first questions was if I knew how to transfer information to a new Android phone. They were worried about losing valuable text messages, photos, and contacts, and asked…

Tips For BeSpecular Volunteers From A Visually Impaired User

Tips For BeSpecular Volunteers From A Visually Impaired User

Several of my friends have signed up as volunteers for Be My Eyes and have been sad that they haven’t been able to take any calls because they were busy or couldn’t get to a call in time. They asked me if I knew of…

BeSpecular App Review For Visually Impaired Users

BeSpecular App Review For Visually Impaired Users

Recently, I received a question from a reader about alternatives to Be My Eyes for people who may not be able to use that app for various reasons. I was excited to discover the BeSpecular app and started working on my BeSpecular app review for…

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…

Google Lookout App For Low Vision

Google Lookout App For Low Vision

When I attended the ATIA conference in January, I stopped by the Google booth to learn more about this new app called Google Lookout for low vision and blind users. One of the friendly Google employees sat down with me and introduced me to what…

How To Use Select to Speak on Android

How To Use Select to Speak on Android

As someone with fluctuating low vision, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how glad I am that I learned how to use Select-to-speak on Android. I love the idea of having my phone talk to me and having a screen reader, but…

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

This semester, I discovered that I need some extra help with some of my data science coursework involving physics and statistics, so I went looking for online tutoring services that could help me. I was thrilled to learn that my library has a partnership with…

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

Over the summer, my friend asked if there was an easy way to display medical information on their phone in case of an emergency, and I was able to show them a cool function in Android that allows users to do exactly that, and with…

Why I Use Accessibility Support Phone Numbers

Why I Use Accessibility Support Phone Numbers

A couple of months ago, one of my friends with low vision was trying to troubleshoot their iPad and needed to call Apple to figure out how to resolve an issue. They were nervous about calling though, because they didn’t want to wait on hold…

How To Create A Custom Android Home Screen For Low Vision

How To Create A Custom Android Home Screen For Low Vision

Recently, I was updating the design of a friend’s Android home screen after they asked me how to create a custom Android home screen for low vision, and how to design the best Android home screen. While everybody has different preferences for how they use…

Google Pay and Visual Impairment

Google Pay and Visual Impairment

During the first few weeks of my summer internship, there was an issue with my bank account that was out of my control that kept me from being able to use my physical debit or credit cards for a few days. While I waited for…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Take Selfies?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Take Selfies?

When one of my friends who has no usable vision came to visit Washington DC, we decided to figure how blind people take selfies, or rather how someone with low vision can take a selfie since it was my phone. It took several tries and…