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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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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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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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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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Introduction to Python Computer Science Course

Exciting course offered this fall! Kansas State School for the Blind is offering an Introduction to Python Computer Science Course tailored for students who...
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Project INSPIRE: Mission Inspire

At Project INSPIRE we are excited to announce an activity for U.S. braille readers who are 11-15 years of age. We’re calling this free program Mission INSPIRE...
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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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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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Microsoft Disability Scholarship

Microsoft is awarding scholarships to high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college targeting a career in the...
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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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Creating Inclusive and Accessible Video Lectures for Visually Impaired Audiences

One of the questions I frequently receive from teachers filming videos for their classes is about if there is anything that they can do to create accessible...
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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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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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KSSB Podcast: Dr. Yue-Ting Siu

In this episode, Patrick and Rich interview Dr. Yue-Ting Siu about the difference between access and assistive technology, and the importance of students being...
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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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What to Know About College Assistive Technology Specialists

As a student with a visual impairment and neurological condition, one of the top things I looked for in a college was a strong disability services department...
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Smile Squad video: How Do Blind People . . .

With over 8 million followers, Smile Squad create light-hearted, meaningful vlogs and comedy skits. In this enlightening video, Markian spends the day with...
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How I Use the Apple Pencil with Low Vision

When I recently upgraded to the iPad Air 4th Generation (also known as the Model A2316), I decided to get the Apple Pencil 2nd Generation, as my friend had...
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Envision #9: Even Storm Troopers Need Accessible Books!

I hope the Star Wars fans out there appreciate this creative new intro and Stormy Scout may be coming back for more! Envision #9 Even Storm Troopers Need...
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Classroom Technology that Benefits Low Vision Students

When designing a classroom with inclusion in mind, there are several different types of classroom technology that can help all learners, but especially...
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Envision #8: My Sweet Sixteen Tips to Note Taking Success!

To write everything, or not to write everything? Now that’s a question that has lost every note taker throughout history! Well, let me give you a hand! From...
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Braille Jingles

Music moves information from short term memory to long term memory. Jingles and chants can be a wonderful memorization tool for students learning braille. Lyla...
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Envision #7: Must Knows About College Campuses! Accessibility, Food and More!

There are so many reasons students choose a campus, but sometimes, just because it looks/sounds good, doesn’t necessarily mean it is good! In this installment...
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It's My Job! Podcast #22: Ms. Robin Tueting

Welcome to episode number twentieth second of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Carl, a student from Colorado, interviews Ms. Robin...
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Envision #6: Simplify Syllabi!

We’re 3 weeks into the semester, so by now you have realized that you have hundreds of pages to read, including your syllabi. How can one make time for self-...
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Challenge Solutions: Canvas on a Mac with VoiceOver

Macy, a recent high school graduate, shares how she uses Canvas with Mac running VoiceOver to access her AP Biology class. Canvas is a web-based learning...
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Envision #5: Light Backpacks, Happy Backs!

Alright happy campers this is for you! A university is not a camping site, so why are you carrying everything essential to an apocalyptic fallout?!?! Most...
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What I wished I Had Learned about AT Before Starting College: Video

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present a short talk at A Future Date, a free virtual conference event that showcased talks on topics related to...
What I wish I learned about assistive technology before starting college Part 1

What I Wish I Learned About Assistive Technology Before Starting College: Part 1

Before I started attending college, I had very limited assistive technology education, as most of what I had learned had come from reading articles online. My...
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Envision #4: Making PowerPoints Easy to Navigate!

Envision #4 Blind People Need PowerPoints Too! Making PowerPoints Easy to Navigate! PowerPoints are crucial in college and university, yet everyone waits to...
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How to Make Classroom Videos Easier to See

Recently, one of my friends was talking about how they had trouble watching movies in their classes due to their low vision, because they had trouble focusing...

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