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Digital Accessibility and Chronic Pain

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY AND CHRONIC PAIN Even though I have lived with a chronic pain condition for many years, it wasn’t until recently that I fully realized...
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How to Get Disability Accommodations in Community College

I’m taking a couple of classes at a community college this summer to transfer back to my university, and one of the first things I did after enrolling as a...
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Using the iPad Markup Tool with Low Vision

After I was helping them fill out several pages of medical paperwork, one of my friends asked me about my experience using the iPad Markup tool with low vision...
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Auditory Speed Reading: From a TSVI's Perspective

Auditory Speed Reading (ASR) is a game-changing method for teaching students who are visually impaired. All are encouraged to take the time to watch this video...
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Nicola McDowell: My CVI Journey

With 25 years working directly with students who are visually impaired, I have worked with numerous CVI students - even before "CVI" became an official...
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Using the Writing Wizard App with Students Who Are Low Vision and Have CVI

The Writing Wizard app is an early education app that is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store.  Writing Wizard...
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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...
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It's My Job Podcast #27: Richard Rueda

Welcome to the 27th episode of It's My Job podcast. Jose, a student from Colorado, interviews Richard Rueda about his current role as the digital content...
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It's My Job Podcast #26: Celebrating 2 Years Online!

Welcome to the 26th episode of the It's My Job podcast special episode. It’s my job podcast celebrating the two years online totaling 26 episodes and over 600...
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Math Test Accommodations for Low Vision

Even though I have trouble seeing in all my classes (and outside of my classes for that matter), my math test accommodations for low vision look a bit...
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TypeAbility: Typing and Computer Tutor Program

Update April 2020: TypeAbility 4.4.1 supports JAWS 13 through JAWS 2022, and Fusion 2018 through 2022! TypeAbility is a typing and computer program for...
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Easter Egg Hunt for students with visual impairments

Updated April 2022 There are several different types of commercial Easter Eggs that enable students with visual impairments to join in the fun. Key Finder...
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Braille Tutor: App Review (Updated)

I am always on the look-out for fun ways to teach/practice braille skills. For print students, there are literally hundreds of educational apps that encourage...
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Adding Alt Text to an Image in Word for Office 365

Alt Text description of book on the post's featured image: "Microsoft Word document displaying the image of the book cover Frank and Beanswith an alt text pane...
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From a Distance Part 1: Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

I’ve always had low vision.  I never knew anything different, and frankly I think a lot of the experiences I had as a young woman with low vision shaped who I...
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New Season Of AtYourLevel Podcasts!

Would you like to hear yourself on a podcast? At Your Level hosts invite you to participate in season 3 of their kid-centric podcast. You can record yourself...
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iOS Native Magnifier App

For those tech savvy low vision folks who have been handily using their iPhone cameras to capture images of restaurant menus and then using zoom to enlarge it...
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Speak Screen

Editor's Note: Speak Screen is an excellent accessibility feature for users with low vision, tired eyes, when in dim light, or simply when you want to have...
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App Review: Blindfold Greeting Card

Editor's Note: Does your friend have an upcoming birthday? If so, we typically browse through birthday cards to find the perfect print card for each friend....
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Keeping Up and Staying Ahead: Part 1

Note: This series was first published on Paths to Technology in 2018 and has been updated in 2022. We’ve all been there.  One day, a referral lands on your...
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Molly Burke: Using My Cane Challenge

Looking for a contemporary role model for students who are blind or low vision? Molly Burke is a Canadian YouTube personality and motivation speaker who has...
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Common Classroom Accommodations for Low Vision

A common question I receive from parents of kids with low vision or people who are losing their sight is about the most common classroom accommodations for low...
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How to Come Up with Sample Accommodations

When preparing for an IEP meeting, a 504 Plan meeting, or a Disability Services meeting, parents and students will often be asked to come up with sample...
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It's My Job Podcast #25: Jen Armbruster

Welcome to the 25th episode of It's My Job podcast. James, a student from Colorado, interviews Jen Armbruster about her current role as inclusive recreational...
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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...
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Student's Tactile Preferences for PIAF/Swell Machine Graphics

After the numerous Paths to Technology posts about Creating Tactile Graphics Images series, the practical blogs with activities (each with accompanying free...
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Can't Read a Book (Without Braille on the Cover) song

I just love seeing how talented students are! Check out this group of 5 who performed the song, "Can't Read A Book  (Without Braille On the Cover)". Written by...
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Braille Math Editor: Student Video Tutorial

I like to say that now is a great time to be a blind person interested in STEM, as both accessing and presenting math and other STEM content is becoming...
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Rural TVI Pandemic Survey

Are you a TVI that serves children with visual impairments in rural areas? If so, we need your help.  We have been hearing about the unique experiences that...
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Lighting and Low Vision

Even though I wear tinted glasses and am fairly sensitive to light, I have spent a lot of time learning about lighting and low vision, and experimenting with...
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It's My Job! Podcast #24: Mrs. Penn Street

Welcome to episode number twentieth four of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Jose, a student from Colorado, interviews Mrs. Penn Street...
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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....
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Dark Reader Extension

Struggling with the brightness or glare when using Google Docs or other websites? During the pandemic school closures, students are spending more time using...
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20+ Visual Impairment Project Ideas for DonorsChoose

In the five years that I have been running Veronica With Four Eyes, I have had the honor of meeting or talking with many different teachers from around the...
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Live Text Feature: Picking Text out of an Image

Live Text has been added to macOS Monterey and iOS 15! This means that if you take a photo or screen shot, you can now select the text and have it read aloud....
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My Cane: A Preschooler's Book

This preschooler loves her cane and she uses her cane every where she goes! Addyson's cane - which she calls "Grapes" - goes to school, on the playground, to...
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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...
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Envision #10: How Blind Students Tune Their Guitar

Guitar tuning is essential when learning how to play guitar. Unfortunately, guitar tuners can run upwards of $20, and don’t even bother looking for one that...
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It's My Job! Podcast #23: Mr. Jeff Thom

Welcome to episode number twentieth third of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Keaton, a student from Colorado, interviews Mrs. Jeff...
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Walk Your Own Path: Sidewalk Mural

Walk Your Own Path is a sidewalk mural made from cane strokes and guide dog paw prints. A black painted sidewalk creates bold contrast with fuchsia, green,...

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