Snowflake_tvi

Picture of Amy Snow
Title or Position: 
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Level of Students: 
K-12 and Post-Secondary
About Yourself: 

I have been employed at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 2003 and am currently the Assistive Technology Specialist for the state of Wisconsin.  I became a CATIS (Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist) in the summer of 2017.  In my current role, I work with professionals statewide to conduct AT evaluations, provide consultations, and offer professional development opportunities and resources.  I think the best part of my job (aside from getting my hands on all the cool new tech available in our field) is knowing that I can teach others to use that technology to help them become as independent and self-sufficient as possible.  Technology is an important means of leveling life’s playing field.  It opens doors to many things that blind and VI individuals could never access before and showcases their “ability” rather than their “disability” to peers, coworkers, employers, and the public at large.  In my spare time, I am involved with local organizations for and of the blind.  I also enjoy reading and fostering cats/kittens for the local humane society. 

Posts by Snowflake_tvi

Article Published Date Created
Accessibyte Online: More than Just a Typing Tutor Published 10/29/2019
Getting Started with VoiceOver on the Mac: Menu Bar, Desktop, and Dock Published 10/14/2019
Picture in a Flash: A Tactile Image is Worth a Thousand Words Published 09/16/2019
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student: Part Seven Published 09/09/2019
Alexa Blueprints: The Easy Way to Make Your Own Skills Published 08/23/2019
Ballyland Keyboarding for Desktops and Laptops: A Fun Game for Early Learners Published 08/13/2019
So Many Braille Displays: Which One is Right for My Student? Part Six Published 07/29/2019
From a Distance Part 3: Screen Sharing Options Published 07/15/2019
From a Distance Part 2: Distance Video Magnification Options Published 06/24/2019
From a Distance Part 1: Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer Published 06/05/2019
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student? Part Five Published 05/22/2019
TypeAbility: More than Just an Accessible Touch Typing Tutor Published 05/13/2019
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student? Part Four Published 04/30/2019
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student: Part Three Published 04/09/2019
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student? Part Two Published 03/26/2019
So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student: Part One 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