Picture of Amy Snow
Title or Position (e.g. Teacher, Parent, etc.): 
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Level of Students: 
K-12 and Post-Secondary
About Yourself: 

I have been employed as a TVI at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 2003 and currently am the Assistive Technology Instructor for the school.  I became a CATIS (Certified Assistive Technology Specialist) in the summer of 2017.  I work with students ranging from 5 to 21 years of age on a variety of topics including touch typing, keyboard commands for AT software, use of braille notetakers, using switches/communication boards, and tablet/phone accessibility.  Basically, if the students need to learn to do it, I am willing to teach it, even if it means I have to actually learn it first!  I love my job and enjoy teaching just as much as I enjoy learning new things.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, knitting, and fostering cats/kittens for the local Humane Society.

Posts by Snowflake_tvi

Article Published Date Created
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student: Part 1 Published 03/16/2019
All About that Base(Line): Strategies on Getting your Student's Baseline Typing Speed Published 02/26/2019
Starting from Scratch: Where Do I Start When Teaching My Visually Impaired Student to Type? Published 02/13/2019
Orbit Reader 20: Using the Orbit with a Windows PC Published 01/26/2019
Orbit Reader 20: Using the Orbit with an iOS Device Published 01/16/2019
Orbit Reader 20: Using the Orbit with a Chromebook Published 12/28/2018
Orbit Reader 20: Translating a File Created on the Orbit to Print Published 12/17/2018
Orbit Reader 20: Editing Basics Published 11/27/2018
Orbit Reader 20: Reading and Working in Files Published 11/12/2018
Orbit 20 Part 2 Published 10/26/2018
Orbit Reader 20: Introduction and Menu Published 10/08/2018
Exploring the Juliet 120: Communications and User Settings Published 10/01/2018
Exploring the Juliet 120: Braille Layout Settings Published 09/17/2018
Exploring the Juliet 120: Menus, Settings and Options Published 08/29/2018
Creating Tactile Graphics with Firebird Software Published 08/20/2018
Exploring the Juliet 120: Getting Started and an Introduction to DirectBraille Published 07/31/2018
Lazarillo: A Free Accessible GPS App for the Blind and Visually Impaired Published 07/12/2018
Accessible Coding Published 06/28/2018
BARD Mobile Version 1.2: What's new and Noteworthy Published 06/15/2018
Amazon Fire TV Stick: An Accessibility Review Published 05/31/2018
Technology Assessment: Tips, Tools, and Resources Published 05/10/2018
Typio Online: A Web Based Self Voicing Typing Program Published 04/25/2018
Technology Assessment: Components of a Meaningful AT Assessment Published 04/11/2018
Strategies for Teaching Touch Typing to Students with Visual Impairments Published 03/30/2018
Five Resources to Teach Keyboarding Skills Published 03/13/2018
Keeping Up and Staying Ahead: Part 3 Published 02/26/2018
Keeping Up and Staying Ahead: Part 2 Published 02/14/2018
Keeping Up and Staying Ahead: Part 1 Published 01/30/2018
Goodreads: The Bookworm's Best Friend Published 01/10/2018
Seeing AI - How About that Handwriting Feature? Published 12/23/2017
Eyes-Free Fitness: Described Workouts for the Blind and Visually Impaired Published 12/19/2017
What's Cooking? Finding Recipes using Big Oven Published 11/29/2017
Talking Turkey: Using the Butterball for iOS App Published 11/12/2017
Large Mouse Pointer for Low Vision Published 10/31/2017
1Password: An Accessible and Secure Password Storage Option Published 10/18/2017
Cited: An Accessible Citation App Published 09/28/2017
Giving Back: Using Assistive Technology to Volunteer and Help Others Published 09/19/2017
Low Vision Access in Windows 10 Published 08/30/2017
Fitbit Exercise Tracker - Accessibility and Usability Part 2 Published 08/23/2017
FitBit Exercise Tracker - Accessibility and Usability Part 1 Published 07/19/2017
TextGrabber: Is the Update Worth Grabbing? Published 07/07/2017