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How I document my preferred accessibility and AT settings for software that I use in collage as a student 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...
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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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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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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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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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Envision #3: Keep It Simple! How to Simplify College Notes

Taking effective notes is a corner stone to being a successful student! Unfortunately, this corner stone can be easily misunderstood when notes becomes...
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It's My Job! Podcast #21: Gary O'Donoghue

Welcome to episode number twentieth one of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Jose, a student from Colorado, interviews Mr. Gary O'...
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Going to College with a Visual Impairment: My Talk At West Virginia AER

MY TALK AT WEST VIRGINIA AER: POST-EVENT RESOURCE LIST On July 7th, I had the opportunity to attend a virtual event with the West Virginia affiliate for the...
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It's My Job! Podcast #20: Melody Goodspeed

Welcome to episode number twentieth of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, James, a student from Colorado, interviews Ms. Melody Goodspeed...
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Envision #2: Let Me Check My Schedule!

Staying organized can be a hassle for anyone, especially when it comes to creating an agenda!  Enough with post-it notes scattered on a fridge, brailled papers...
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STEAM Career Showcase 2021 for Students with Disabilities

The 9th annual STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities, a free virtual event for learners in grades 6–12, is an opportunity to connect with role...
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Kaleigh's Tools to Access Education in College Interview

Using a CCTV and reading 4 or 5 words per minute at the end of second grade to reading 79 words per minute using JAWS; learn how technology was a game changer...
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How I Outline Research Papers with OneNote

HOW I OUTLINE RESEARCH PAPERS WITH ONENOTE Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays...
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Tips for Handling Academic Ableism in the Classroom

When I was in middle school, I began to experience academic ableism in the classroom, primarily from my teachers. While I was fortunate to have many wonderful...
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How to Request Accessible Textbooks in College

The other day, one of my friends texted me with an urgent question asking how to request accessible textbooks in college. Their professor had just announced...
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It's My Job Podcast #18: Sharon Strzalkowski

Welcome to episode number eighteen of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Madison from Iowa interviews Sharon Strzalkowski. Sharon has a ...
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It's My Job Podcast #17: Ted Galanos

Welcome to seventeenth episode of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Kadyn from Iowa interviews Ted Galanos. Ted has a Bachelor’s degree...
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Challenge Solutions: A Group of Blind Students Podcasting/Video Blogging

Challenge Solutions is a website created and managed by a group of blind students for blind students and their teachers. Their mission is to provide lessons...
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It's My Job Podcast #16: Dr. Mona S. Minkara

Welcome to sixteenth episode of the It’s My Job podcast. In the sixteenth episode of It's My Job, Rytey from Wisconsin interviews Dr. Mona S. Minkara an...
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It's My Job Podcast #15: Peter Altschul

Welcome to fifteenth episode of the It’s My Job podcast. Jose, a transition student from Colorado, is interviewing Peter Altschul. He is Organization...
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Why Use a Digital Format Instead of Paper

StudentAuthor: OP Assassin Why Use a Digital Format Instead of Paper: As a low vision student using a digital format is easier to use than paper. To start, a...
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The Podcast Experience at KSSB

Podcast team contributors: Rich, Patrick, Brook, Mara, Ajay, Nick, Abrienda, and Evan.   Teacher supports: Jackson Shermer, Bob Taylor Humble beginnings:...
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It's My Job Podcast #13: Lori Scharff

Welcome to thirteenth episode of the It’s My Job podcast. Jose, a transition student from Colorado, is interviewing Lori Scharff from New York. She is an...
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Student Activity: Types of Tech

"My students are going to be pros at technology by the time this pandemic is over!" a TVI exclaims during a virtual conference. Many of our students with...
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Tips to Stay Organized in Virtual Classes

I took over a dozen virtual classes in high school, and about half of the classes I’ve taken in college have been virtual classes as well. As a result I’ve...
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Ten Tech Skills Every College Student Needs for Virtual Classes

Recently, I received a message from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired asking about the most common tech skills for virtual classes that I use in college, as...
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Using Blackboard Ally with Low Vision

This semester, I noticed a new tool within my online classes called Blackboard Ally that could transform the way that I access materials as a student with low...
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Self-Determination: A Student's Perspective

The ECC or Expanded Core Curriculum consists of the knowledge and skills needed by a student with a visual disability to access core content areas. Everyone...
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It's My Job Podcast #11

In the eleventh episode of It's My Job, Elora, a student in New York, interviews Ginny Owens, an award-winning singer/songwriter, author, and speaker. Elora...
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Seven Unexpected Disability Accommodations for Virtual Learning

Seven Unexpected Disability Accommodations for Virtual Learning As a student with low vision, I am used to requesting and explaining disability...
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Independent Living Skills: A Student's Perspective

The ECC or Expanded Core Curriculum consists of the knowledge and skills needed by a student with a visual disability to access core content areas. Everyone...
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Braille Exams for AP Classes during COVID-19

Yes, we all know that COVID-19 flipped our world upside down; we are just learning more about the functional impact of the pandemic on students with visual...
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Ten Form Emails to Send to Your Professors

TEN FORM EMAILS TO SEND TO YOUR PROFESSORS Many of my friends have come to me for advice about how to email professors or ask if an email they have written...

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