It’s not a secret that Instagram is a very visual medium. But while it’s easy to assume that people with visual or other impairments aren’t consistently using Instagram, that is not the case. That said, it is true they are not always able to enjoy it as fully as others since it’s not as common to come across accessible Instagram accounts. Now, I don’t think that’s because people aren’t interested in making their content accessible to everyone. Rather, people don’t know all of the ways they can improve their accessibility on Instagram (and other platforms).
That’s where I come in! As a visually impaired content creator and someone with a degree in digital media and web technology, I’ve put together a few ideas of steps you can take to create a more accessible Instagram account. These are suggestions that don’t require much additional time or effort, and only improves your ability to share your content with a wider range of people. If you want to see what some of these look like on an active Instagram account, be sure to follow me, @in.sight.full.life!
You know how every now and then you have experiences that leave you energized and motivated for days after? When tasks you used to dread now seem excited and manageable because you have a clearer picture of how they can help you rather than drain you? If you haven’t had this feeling in awhile, or know you’re in need of a boost, you need FLOCK Presents on your radar. And lucky for you, I have a way to get you there as a discounted cost!
Let’s start with some real talk: 2018 was tough, y’all. During the last few months I was wearing myself thin – trying to finish up my schoolwork for my degree, feeling the weight of my sister’s absence around our birthdays and the holidays, and struggling with some changes to my vision. Around mid-November, I knew I was going to be dragging myself across the finish line into 2019
So here we are, 2019! While I’m not completely free from the entanglements of last year, I did check off #73 from my Bucket List, providing me two things I desperately needed last year: more time and opened doors. While thinking about what I ultimately wanted out of 2019, I kept being pulled in the same direction. One going towards a word that wasn’t only motivational, but that also holds me accountable and proactive in my approach to the year.
Throughout the year, the Disney Vacation Club hosts special events for it’s members – one of the most popular being the Moonlight Magic after hours events. Exclusive access to a Walt Disney World theme park, rare characters, and free ice cream? Sign me up! I was fortunate enough to have a friend who is a DVC member invite me to their 2018 event at Hollywood Studios
A few days ago I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I saw a promotion that instantly caught my attention. On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Baltimore Orioles & National Federation of the Blind are teaming up to raise awareness about vision loss. My favorite team? A cause I care deeply about? TELL ME MORE!
In discussions about understanding vision loss, you’ll commonly hear phrases like visually impaired, low vision, or legally blind. I make reference to each of these terms a lot in my posts and social media. I even have it in my Instagram bio. But what do they actually mean, and and how is it determined what category those with vision loss may fall under?
If you are planning your first Walt Disney World vacation or visiting Orlando for the 20th time, it’s not easy to choose which resort to book your stay. If you’re like me, you probably wound up on this page is because you’re trying to get as much information as possible about the best Walt Disney World hotels. I don’t want you to only rely my opinion, so I reached out to 18 other bloggers to ask the question “What is your favorite Walt Disney World resort and why?”
It’s a glorious day when you find a book combining a person you respect, a subject you love, and a message you desperately need to hear. All three came together for me when I picked up It’s Your Universe by Ashley Eckstein. Part autobiography, part workbook, 100% inspirational guide to following your dreams and living your best life.
Ever since my sister passed away, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been looking for a sign. Something to indicate that even though she isn’t with us anymore, things will be okay. Other friends and family had been posting their own stories about signs they had been receiving. And although I have been receiving plenty of reminders of Beth every day, I was still feeling lost. Until last weekend when a double dose of Gertie gave me the signs I was looking for.
Almost everyone at some point in their life has thought about what locations, events, and goals would be on their bucket list. The combination of being diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration and losing my sister increased my urgency in writing my list down and working towards checking items off. A few are close and achievable (#s 52 and 55); some are completely out of my control (#95). But in an ideal world, they are all things that will fill my life and hopefully I will be able to complete them with as much of vision as possible.