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The ECC Orientation and Mobility: A Student's Perspective

Orientation and Mobility: 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...
Screenshot of .html map file being uploaded into SAS Graphics Accelerator. Text "Student uploading accessible SASGA maps".

SAS Graphics Accelerator Maps: Student Uploading and Accessing Maps

In his post, How to Create Accessible Digital Maps Using SAS Graphics Accelerator and Google Maps, Ed shared how to create accessible digital maps. In this...
Cartoon image of a girl holding a microphone and text, "It's My Job Podcast #9: Grant Hardy"

It's My Job Podcast #9

In the ninth episode of It's My Job, Christian, a student from Texas, interviews Mr. Grant Hardy, Vancouver Bureau Reporter and Broadcast Presenter for...
Cartoon image of a girl holding a microphone and text, "It's My Job Podcast #8: Chancey Fleet"

It's My Job Podcast #8

In the eighth episode of It's My Job, Christian, a student from Texas, interviews Ms. Chancey Fleet, Assistive Technology Coordinator for the New York Public...
Tent things to know about going to college with a blindness cane. www.veroniiiica.com

Ten Things to Know About Going to College with a Blindness Cane

I started using a blindness cane full-time when I started attending college, and I was surprised to learn that navigating on my college campus was much...
How I learned to navigate my internship building with low vision. www.veroniiiica.com

How I Learned to Navigate My Internship Building With Low Vision

I'm now starting the third week of my internship, and I'm excited to share that I now know how to navigate the floor of the building that I work in. Of course...
Seven places I don't take my blindness cane. www.veroniiiica.com

Seven Places I Don't Take My Blindness Cane

Last year, I was moving out of my dorm when a staff member asked why I don't take my blindness cane with me everywhere I go. They were wondering how I was able...
Screenshot of Google's Seiichi Miyake celebration GIF and text, "Fast Facts about Tactile Pavement".

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word "Google" written across...
Understanding Service Dog Training with Technology. www.veroniiiiica.com

Understanding Service Dog Training with Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to one of my faculty mentors about their service dog. Some of the topics we discussed included the importance of service...
How I use my phone for Orientation and Mobility. www.veroniiiica.com

How I Use My Phone for Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her...
Touring Colleges with Virtual Reality.www.veroniiiica.com

Touring Colleges with Virtual Reality

As technology continues to evolve, future college students now have an additional way to search for higher education by touring colleges with virtual reality....
Tips for Be My Eyes Volunteer from a Vision Impaired User. www.veroniiiica.com

Tips for Be My Eyes Volunteers from a Vision Impaired User

Since he is used to helping me with various tasks, my brother decided to download the Be My Eyes app and learn how to be a Be My Eyes volunteer. I use the Be...
Be My Eyes App Review. www.veroniiiica.com

Be My Eyes App Review

During my senior year of high school, I was researching assistive technology apps and found a Be My Eyes review. I was interested in the concept of having a...
Airaport - How I use Aira at the airport.

Airaport - How I Use Aira at the Airport

Back in March, I had the opportunity to go on my first ever flight, from Washington, DC to San Diego. I had to make the trip through the airport and onto my...
Incorporating Blindness canes into Halloween Costumes. www.veroniiiica.com

Incorporating Blindness Canes into Halloween Costumes

I started using a blindness cane about two months before Halloween, and found myself wondering how I was going to incorporate my blindness cane into a...
Image of Walking man with a cane stick figure and text, "Getting Ready for College: O&M Skills"

Get Ready for College: O&M Skills

What O&M skills do high school students with visual impairments or blindness need to know in order to be successful in college or in job situation? Meg...
How to use campus alert systems. www.veroniiiica.com

How to Use Campus Alert Systems

While I was waiting for my plane to take off a few days ago, I got a message from my campus alert system saying that the power was out, so classes may be...
How do people with vision impairments navigate school hallways? www.veroniiiica.com

How Do People with Vision Impairments . . . Navigate School Hallways?

My friend and I were talking the other day and they asked me how I had learned to navigate the hallways of my school before I started using a blindness cane-...
How do people with vision impairments go to waterparks? www.veroniiiica.com

How Do People with Vision Impairments. . . Go To Waterparks?

A few summers ago, my friend and I would frequently go to a waterpark one town over from us. I have to give my friend major credit here, because they were very...
How a TSA Pre-Check helps me as a visually impaired traveler. www.veroniiiica.com

How a TSA Pre-Check Helps Me as a Visually Impaired Traveler

TSA Pre-Checks are incredibly useful for any traveler, but I was surprised by how helpful they are for travelers with blindness and low vision. This past March...
Yard full of colorful balloons attached to Easter eggs.

Easter Egg Hunt for students with visual impairments

There are several different types of commercial Easter Eggs that enable students with visual impairments to join in the fun. Beeping Eggs Traditional beeping...
Riley and two of her friends talking beside their lockers.

Riley's Transition to Middle School Video

Transitioning to a new school and tired of all those questions about blindness? Here is a fun way to educate teachers and peers! The goals for this video were...
How do people with low vision open a locker? An accommodation most people don't think of - how to make lockers accessible.

How Do People with Low Vision . . . Open a Locker?

At my middle school, all of the lockers were equipped with combination locks built directly into the locker doors. While this was a great security feature, I...
How do people with low vision use the bus system? How to  master college and city buses.  www.veroniiica.org

How Do People with Low Vision use the Bus System?

Like a lot of students, I didn't bring a car with me to college.  Unlike a lot of students, I didn't bring a car because I have low vision and use a blindness...
Image of college dorms opening to a quad with sidewalks.

College Preparedness Series #6: How to Pick Housing

Welcome! In this series, I will discuss how to start the semester off right, with all of the tools and tricks I have learned. Topics covered will include...
Photo of three AmazonFresh cooler bags on a hand-truck being delivered.

AmazonFresh Review: Grocery Delivery

I was overjoyed to discover last semester that AmazonFresh expanded their service area and was now available in Washington DC/Northern Virginia. I've been able...
Navigating the College Campus: part 5 in College Transition Series.

College Preparedness Series #5: How to Navigate Campus

Welcome! In this series, I will discuss how to start the semester off right, with all of the tools and tricks I have learned. Topics covered will include...
How do people with low vision use human guides? How to guide someone & avoid having them run into a pole. www.veroniiiica.org

How Do People with Low Vision . . .use Human Guides?

One time, on a day trip with a couple that I am good friends with, I kept running into stuff constantly, even with my blindness cane to help me. There were so...
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Earplay: Interactive Audio Stories iOS app

Earplay is an exciting interactive audio story medium - in which you answer questions that determine the outcome of the story.  The stories are similar to a...
"Welcome to Blindfold Racer National Tournament of Champions!"

Blind Abilities Podcast: Who won the race?

Blind Abilities presents this follow up interview with Project Starfish after their successful completion of the first ever Blindfold Racer Championship. Join...
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Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is a smartphone game craze that is a combination of 1990's Pokémon TV series with augmented reality, GPS and the smartphone camera.   Sweeping...
Plane in mid-flight

Accessible Transportation (Air)

                A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the NFB STEM2U program as a mentor to 15 elementary school students. However, one...