Here are my tips for how to come up with sample disability accommodations that are likely to be approved for an IEP, 504 Plan or Disability file.
How I document my preferred accessibility and AT settings for software that I use in college as a student with low vision.
Keaton interviews Mr. Jeff Thom, a lawyer and advocacy expert.
Quickly find seasonal activities and lessons with this list of posts organized by themes and seasons!
Nothing feels better than knowing where everything is in your second home, from restrooms to study rooms!
Invest minutes to save hours for self care!
How commuting students can travel light!
A list of skills and concepts I wish I learned and developed about assistive technology prior to starting college with low vision.
Jose interviews Gary O'Donoghue, British journalist who is currently working for BBC News in Washington, D.C.
Event summary and resource list for my West Virginia AER talk on July 7, 2021 about going to college with vision loss.
James interviews Ms. Melody Goodspeed who holds a bachelor's in communications from George Mason University and works for AFB's Resource Development.
A video tutorial for students to create an effective agenda, organize months, dates, times and events.
Preparing students for college success through Envision, a series of videos by Dany Acosta!
Tips for disabled students experiencing academic ableism, bullying, or discrimination in the classroom, from a student with low vision.
Madison interviews Sharon Strzalkowski who has a bachelor's degree in French & Linguistics, and is working part time as an information coordinator.
Strategies for creating the perfect customized university maps for students who are blind or low vision.
Kadyn interviews Ted Galanos, an accessibility analyst testing commercial websites and apps and owns his own consulting company.
Rytey interviews Dr. Mona S. Minkara an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and an Affiliate Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and filmmaker.

Support students’ pathways to success through this facilitated approach that empowers the student to lead the team

Does your resume need a little makeover? Or maybe you just don't know where to start. Five simple steps to conquer the world (or at least the job market).
Welcome to thirteenth episode of the It’s My Job podcast. Jose is a transition student from Colorado interviewing Lori Scharff from New York.
How to make shopping easier and safer!

Explore the growing library of Non-Visual Digital Maps in the online Map Library

Mark your calendar and join the live webinar, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00-2:00pm eastern

Enjoy our virtual conference presentations, with the option to earn Professional Development Points or Continuing Education Credits

How to unapologetically ask your professors to help over email and get what you want.
We are sad to say that our month of Meal Kit fun has come to an end... but that doesn't mean our blogging has to! Find out what our next topic will be!!
This blog describes my initial thoughts on the Mantis Q40
The webinar recording on using SAS Graphics Accelerator Maps - fully accessible non-visual digital maps - is now available!
Why Students with disabilities and chronic illness should get a disability services file in college, and how they are helpful to have.
A story of our virtual graduation speaker, one of the most adventurous and brave blind persons to have ever lived and our virtual field trip.
A narrative about creating a virtual graduation for a school of the blind and visually impaired
Yikes! You have a graduating senior who is college bound. What do you do during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order?
How to prepare for college using free online resources, aimed at students with disabilities and assistive tech users.
My Tips for practicing self-advocacy skills in the virtual classroom, and how to self-advocate in remote learning environments.
Ways for students to customize their college Blackboard website so it's easier to see and actually helps with learning and studying.
Transition advice and resources from successful college students who are blind!
Learning to step back and allow students to be as independent as possible is a crucial step in helping them to develop independence.

Plan and administer individualized, age-appropriate, and culturally responsive assessments to develop appropriate activities

Ten things that I wish my teacher of the visually impaired would have taught me about transitioning to a four-year college with low vision.
Using the YouVisit platform to tour colleges in virtual reality. Compatible with screen readers and magnification.

There are 2 sessions included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for independent living.

The Accelerator makes digital charts and graphs accessible! Step-by-step instruction to using the Accelerator.
Part of living on campus is being prepared for emergencies - make sure you know your campus alert system.
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with low vision or blindness, here's why you need a case with your state vision impairment department.
10 surprising facts about college campus WiFi, from an IT major.
All about CLEP exams and how they help in college. Includes free accessibility tested study resources.
A guide to state vocational rehabilitation services for students with vision impairments. Great for soon-to-be college students!

Wendy Bridgeo discusses the importance of starting the transition process early for students with disabilities, especially those with CHARGE syndrome.

Beth Jordan shares her insights on Preparing for Transition and talks about the mandate for educational services versus lack of mandate for adult service.