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How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Food

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Food

I love to cook and try new foods, and frequently find myself writing short alt text and image descriptions for food so that I can tell my friends all about the new recipe I tried or the fun restaurant we got takeout from. Recently, I…

Creating Take-Away Documents With Microsoft Office Sway

Creating Take-Away Documents With Microsoft Office Sway

Whenever I speak at conferences or create resources for student organizations on Campus, I like to use Microsoft Office Sway for creating take-away documents. While some people are confused at first as to why I would choose to use Sway, they instantly understand why I…

ALEKS Accessibility For Visual Impairment

ALEKS Accessibility For Visual Impairment

In my current math class, the professor assigns homework and quiz questions using a tool called ALEKS so that students can practice skills outside of class. Once I found out that we would be using ALEKS, I started researching ALEKS accessibility and playing around with…

Six CSS Accessibility Tweaks I Made For My Website

Six CSS Accessibility Tweaks I Made For My Website

As a person who runs a website related to visual impairment and assistive technology, it’s only natural that I want to ensure that my website is accessible for as many people as possible. While my blog theme was created with accessibility in mind, I decided…

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

As part of my work as the Microsoft Content Specialist for AIM-VA and as a Microsoft Certified Educator, I had the opportunity to present a short talk as part of the AT Lab at the I’m Determined Summit, a virtual conference for students with disabilities…

How To Run Effective Web Searches

How To Run Effective Web Searches

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…

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

Over the last several days, there has been an increase in the number of amateur photojournalism images that have been posted online and on social media to document current events. For many people with visual impairments, these images are inaccessible or hard to see due…

Creating Audio Description For Primary Source Videos With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Primary Source Videos With YouDescribe

In the last few days, there has been a surge in the number of primary source videos that are being shared on social media and by news outlets. Many of these videos only have a few words spoken, yet tell a powerful story about what…

Tips For Censoring Text With Accessibility In Mind

Tips For Censoring Text With Accessibility In Mind

Everyone has different views on what language or words are appropriate to use at given times. Instead of changing or removing words, many writers choose to censor words using additional or alternative characters or symbols. A lot of these attempts at censorship are done without…

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

A picture says a thousand words, and there are times that images on social media require more than a thousand characters to create an adequate description for people that are blind or that have low vision. While I recommend keeping image descriptions as short as…

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

The other day, I received a post request on Twitter asking about how to make Instagram stories accessible for low vision users. While I am not an active Instagram user, I am very familiar with Instagram stories and how they are used, as well as…

How I Optimize Microsoft Office Sway Designs For Low Vision

How I Optimize Microsoft Office Sway Designs For Low Vision

I’ve spent lots of time talking about how to create accessible content with the free Microsoft Office Sway tool, but one topic I haven’t spoken about much is how I design Sway documents for low vision audiences. I tend to use the same design elements…

Ways To Get Accessibility Support For Virtual Learning

Ways To Get Accessibility Support For Virtual Learning

Recently, I received a question from a teacher who was nervous about having their student (who has an unidentified disability) taking virtual classes, as they do not know a lot about troubleshooting assistive technology or supporting students with technical issues. They were wondering what the…

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

This week, I had the awesome opportunity to be a guest on the AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories podcast, which is hosted by one of my Twitter friends, Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles. I had a lot of fun getting to talk about the importance…

Ways I Use My Google Chromecast For Virtual Learning

Ways I Use My Google Chromecast For Virtual Learning

Earlier today, I was working with a new web-based application for one of my classes and discovered that I was having trouble switching between multiple different windows/tabs of the same app, and started thinking of ways that I could solve this problem. In order to…