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Ways To Read Webpages Without A Traditional Screen Reader

Ways To Read Webpages Without A Traditional Screen Reader

As a person with low vision, I personally prefer to read text in large print whenever possible. However, there are times when I am unable to read text due to eye strain, the largest font size available is too small, or I am dealing with…

Seven Accessibility Features You Didn’t Know Existed In Microsoft Office

Seven Accessibility Features You Didn’t Know Existed In Microsoft Office

As a college student who uses their computer for almost everything, I spend a lot of quality time working with Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Office accessibility features. I love being able to customize my favorite Microsoft Office software and applications for my own personal preferences…

How To Customize Icons In Windows 10

How To Customize Icons In Windows 10

When I was exploring ways to make my computer easier to see, I decided to learn how to customize icons in Windows 10 to help make my favorite programs easier to see. This was especially helpful at my summer internship, because my most used programs…

Windows Magnifier and Low Vision

Windows Magnifier and Low Vision

Recently, one of my friends texted me asking for tips on using Windows Magnifier with low vision, and asked how to customize settings for Window Magnifier. While this friend doesn’t normally have low vision, they had recently had their eyes dilated and were unable to…

Alternatives To Trifold Presentations

Alternatives To Trifold Presentations

For one of my classes during senior year of high school, I was talking to a co-teacher about a final project coming up for one of my classes, which was a trifold presentation. I said that I didn’t care much for doing trifold presentations, and…

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Laptop For College

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Laptop For College

One of the questions I am frequently asked by students and teachers alike is about what laptop is best for college, and how to choose a laptop that will last through college. While it’s no secret that I love my Surface Pro and my HP…

Mouse Pointers and Low Vision

Mouse Pointers and Low Vision

A few weeks ago, my friend had noticed that I was using a large turquoise green mouse pointer on my Windows 10 computer, and asked me a few questions about mouse pointers and low vision. They were curious to know how I had customized my…

Sending Well Wishes With Microsoft Office Sway

Sending Well Wishes With Microsoft Office Sway

Recently, someone contacted me asking if I had any ideas for how to send well wishes for a person who is unable to read traditional print. Several people had written notes for this person, but the notes were difficult to gather and at times difficult…

How I Organize Digital Files For My Classes

How I Organize Digital Files For My Classes

The other day, one of my friends gave me a very strange compliment, saying how much they liked how I organize digital files on my computer for my college classes. At first, I thought their comment was super bizarre, because I didn’t think I did…

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 Modify Anatomy Diagrams For The Visually Impaired

How To Modify Anatomy Diagrams For The Visually Impaired

One of my friends in college is studying kinesiology and asked me if I had any ideas on how to modify anatomy diagrams for the visually impaired. My friend has low vision and a progressive eye condition, and was telling me about how it can…

How I Document Accessibility Preferences With Low Vision

How I Document Accessibility Preferences With Low Vision

As a student with fluctuating low vision, one of the most valuable skills I have developed is how I document accessibility preferences with low vision. My low vision is not static, and can change multiple times throughout the day. Alternatively, I might need to have…

How To Use The Feedback Tool in Microsoft Office

How To Use The Feedback Tool in Microsoft Office

Sometimes when I am working with software in the Microsoft Office suite, I run into a bug or software glitch related to accessibility or assistive technology. Since I know how to use the feedback tool in Microsoft Office, I can easily report issues to Microsoft,…

Using High Contrast Themes In Windows 10

Using High Contrast Themes In Windows 10

This past month at my internship, I found that I was experiencing a stronger aversion to light than I normally do, so I decided to try using high contrast themes in Windows 10 to see if that would help me focus better. I was thrilled…

Dialog Boxes and Low Vision

Dialog Boxes and Low Vision

Recently, one of my friends came to me asking if a program they had written was executing correctly, because they couldn’t see their computer dialog boxes due to low vision. My friend and I spent the afternoon trying to come up with solutions to enlarge…