Extra Credits: College student excels academically with accessible technologies


Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world.

In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Microsoft Accessibility Blog shares the story of Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Like the other individuals featured in the ongoing Inclusion in Action series, Veronica is empowered to achieve more with the help of accessible technologies.

 

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When you meet Veronica Lewis, it does not take long to figure out that this 21-year-old junior at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia is going places. She currently plays clarinet in the school band, maintains high grades as an IT major and runs a blog that has captured the attention of some of our nation’s most powerful leaders.

When she was younger, Veronica’s mother often said she was “blazing a trail for other students in the future.” Little did Veronica know how true that would be.

Veronica has low vision, which she describes in simple terms.

“I can’t see things smaller than size 22-point font, more than 15 feet away or more than about six inches on either side of me.”

Veronica plans to continue to leverage her studies in IT and Assistive Technology to spread her message.

“To any other students who are in the same position as me, just remember you’re not the only one who went through these experiences. You belong.”

Read the full story on the Microsoft Accessibility Blog.