How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

One of the single most important things to master as a visually-impaired college student is getting printed materials, especially textbooks, in a form you can use. The following post is reprinted from Veroniiiica.com 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 they

I CAN DRIVE!

By Allison At age ten I was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a form of juvenile macular degeneration. When I was diagnosed, I was told I would never be able to drive. In December of 2018, I was researching a little more in depth about my vision impairment and stumbled on an article of someone who had the same condition as

LEARNING TO USE A NEW COMPUTER

By Sariah When the COVID-19 first came out it was hard for everyone. I had a hard time finding things to do. Eventually, though, I told myself I had to figure out different ways to keep myself busy. First I remembered I was supposed to learn JAWS. I realized I need to know this now because I signed up for virtual school

LEARNING TO USE A NEW COMPUTER

By Sariah When the COVID-19 first came out it was hard for everyone. I had a hard time finding things to do. Eventually, though, I told myself I had to figure out different ways to keep myself busy. First I remembered I was supposed to learn JAWS. I realized I need to know this now because I signed up for virtual school

MY CONVENTION EXPERIENCE

by Vanessa I attended the 2020 National Federation Of The Blind Convention, which was held virtually July 14th through the 18th. Prior to the actual convention, I attended the “rookie round up” on July 7th. This was a chance to get a feel of what to expect from the actual convention. It included a discussion of the agenda, guest speakers,

TECH SKILLS FOR COLLEGE

By Illya Jaws is a screen reading program that can be installed on any Windows computer, I knew about Jaws and how useful it was, but unfortunately I didn’t start learning it until the final semester of my senior year in high school. Going into college I was many steps behind where I needed to be. I was able to

I CAN DRIVE

An unexpected adventure By Allison At age ten I was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a form of juvenile macular degeneration. When I was diagnosed, I was told I would never be able to drive. In December of 2018, I was researching a little more in depth about my vision impairment and stumbled on an article of someone who had the

MY JOURNEY TO PA SCHOOL

By Sarah Ever since I was a young child, I have dreamt of working in the healthcare field. After spending most of my childhood in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals, I wanted to be able to help others the way that my doctors helped me. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee in

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