Social Security Quick Tip: Getting Your Federal Student Loans Discharged

Did you know that if you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that you may qualify to have your federal student loans discharged?  Yes, you read that correctly and it’s easier than you think.   In order to be eligible for the Total and Permanent Disability Loan Discharge you …

Technology Quick Tip: Revisiting the Be Specular App for Photo Descriptions

Today while browsing one of my favorite boutique websites I came across an item that I wanted a brief description of. Oftentimes I will ask a friend or family member to describe this or in some cases use Aira services, however my first try is usually an oldie but goodie app called Be Specular. If …

Social Security Benefits: Quick Tip – SSI and SSDI Program Overviews

The Social Security Administration manages two different types of disability programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), each with differing rules and regulations.  If you receive either or both of these benefits, the first step in fully understanding your benefits is to become familiar with the basic differences between the two …

Shopping While Blind: A Peak Into My Favorite Boutique

Recently I have been completely revamping my style and wardrobe which has caused me to shop at many boutiques and online retailers. As you may know, shopping online for clothing with a vision impairment can be a bit frustrating to say the least. Some retailers do not offer any useful product descriptions or if the …

Technology Quick Tip: How to Add Emoji to Any Text Field Using Windows 10 and JAWS Screen Reader

Picture of the Smiling Face Emoji

While browsing articles discussing the latest updates to Windows 10, I discovered a Windows shortcut key to insert emoji that I am sure existed for quite some time, but I never knew was actually accessible before today. While running Windows 10 and JAWS 2019, it is now possible to insert emoji into any text field …