What is my next project!

by Chelsey Zumpano

My Orbit Reader 20 is working again! I’m super happy that I found a charger that worked with it! It’s a charger to something else, but I’m still having problems with it! Like right now it just randomly shut off as I was typing this! Anyway let’s get on with today’s post!

Today I want to talk about the fact that it’s the last day of national novel writing month and I’m going to move onto a new project for December! The first project is that I am going to be doing vlogmiss this year so that means I will be uploading a Christmas themed video for every day in the month of December! I’m also going to be doing the elf on the shelf so you guys will get to meet my elf on my Instagram tomorrow! Please let me know what you’d like to see for my videos and for elf.

I hope everyone enjoyed all my posts for national novel writing month and if you have any suggestions for challenges you’d like me to see me do for other months of the year, please let me know down in the comments!

Some of my favorite movies!

By Chelsey Zumpano

(I’m really tired and don’t have the energy to go to edit this right now because my orbit reader 20 is still not working and I have a headache. I will edit this in the morning).

I like movies, but I don’t compare to books. I figured I just do a list of my favorite movies anyway. It’s odd because my taste in books is way different my taste in movies! Like I watch all of the Nicholas Sparks movie book adaptations, but I don’t really like reading the actual books. I have nothing against Nicholas sparks writing, but Romance books just don’t hold my interest as much as the movies do.

  • I can’t think of the movie’s name right now, but it’s about this boy who is in love with this girl from high school and the movie starts out with them at graduation. She lost her brother from cancer during high school and wasn’t really like living that much. I remember that her name was Jane Butterfield. The dad didn’t really approve of the two dating. They fall in love over the summer and it’s really beautiful. There’s obviously more to the plot, but I don’t wanna spoil it too much.
  • Snow dogs
  • Eight below
  • All the marvel movies
  • A dogs way home
  • A dog’s purpose
  • Fantastic beasts
  • The new beauty and the beast
  • All the Nicholas Sparks movie adaptations
  • 5 feet apart
  • Beautiful creatures
  • The little mermaid
  • Alex Strangelove
  • Aqua marine
  • The breakfast club

I need to become a minimalist!

By Chelsey Zumpano

I discover that I need to become a minimalist! Especially when it comes to my clothes! I was going through my closet the other day and trying to re-organize everything And my mom and I were talking because I pretty much don’t wear half my clothes! She said I should become a minimalist and I agree I’m the type of person when I find an outfit I really like I’ll wear over and over again. (I do this a lot especially with my shoes).

So I narrowed it down to things I kept for sentimental reasons, my favorite outfits, and things I could keep until I could buy a similar item. It didn’t take that long to organize and put everything back in its place. I can find things much easier now!

If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next for Nanowrimo, please let me know in the comments or send me an email to: viblindresources@gmail.com

Let’s talk about procrastinating!

By chelsey Zumpano

Everyone procrastinates! I used to procrastinate on doing homework or doing school projects. Now sometimes I procrastinate on writing for this blog or editing YouTube videos. I love doing what I do!Sometimes I procrastinate because I can’t think what I’m going to write about, so I’m waiting for inspiration. 

Sometimes I procrastinate because I don’t really want to write about that subject because I’m worried about what people are going to think about it. Sometimes I procrastinate because I have other things I need to do that day.

Here are some things I try to do to make myself do the project sooner!

• give myself some incentive, such as after I do this project I can read another chapter of my book.

• get up early, so I can take Hazel on a walk and that way she’ll nap while I get stuff done.

• cleaning my room, so I can focus better.

• listen to my writing playlist.



If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next for Nanowrimo, please let me know in the comments or send me an email to: viblindresources@gmail.com

I got my eye dilated!

By Chelsey Zumpano

Hey everyone today I am not going to have a blog post because I got my eyes dilated and I can’t look at my phone and I just want to relax and cuddle with my dogs! I will have update for you all tomorrow!



If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next for Nanowrimo, please let me know in the comments or send me an email to: viblindresources@gmail.com

A rant about dictation!

by Chelsey Zumpano

The mistakes with punctuation and lack of punctuation and words not making sense are intentional. I want to preface this post by saying I’m just extremelyfrustrated because my orbit reader 20 is still not working right! So this is a rant! Don’t get me wrong dictation is really good because it’s good to be to be independent when you don’t have a keyboard or braille device to type on!

• doesn’t get all my words

• sometimes replaces words with cuss words

• sometimes replaces words with make fucking sense

I’m fucking aware that it is super ironic that I’m writing this with dictation! Dictation is really good like I said, but I personally just don’t like it because I’d rather type out my words and say it aloud! When I’m typing long sentences or paragraphs I’m able to put the punctuation, but when I’m using dictation it doesn’t do it for me and I have to say it.  The really weird thing is that when I’m using dictation with voiceover or just reading it back with voiceover I mean it has numbers sometimes randomly at the end of the word, but the words aren’t actually there on the screen I mean the numbers aren’t actually there on the screen. I just feel like my words come across better when I’m physically typing them out on a Braille keyboard. 

Dictation is a great accessibility tool, but all tools have their flaws.. They can all be frustrating at times. Let me know your favorite accessibility tools or devices in the comments below!



If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next for Nanowrimo, please let me know in the comments or send me an email to: viblindresources@gmail.com

I’m having problems with my orbit reader 20!

By chelsey Zumpano

This is the fourth or fifth post this week that I am writing with dictation on my phone! It’s very frustrating because I’ve been having problems with my braille note, excuse me I mean orbit reader 20. I keep forgetting that braille note is a brand.

• it hasn’t been charging

• it deleted my entire journal

• it’s been disconnecting from my phone

So my to do list on tomorrow is to call the company and see if they can help me figure out what’s going on with it! Having my orbit reader has given me a lot of independence! I hate using dictation! With the orbit reader I am able to write this blog post! I love knowing how to spell things, being able to physically write stuff down makes me feel more accomplished, reading all my words on the screen helps me figure out how to correct my mistakes better. It’s a lot easier to navigate my iPhone. I like being able to physically read things a pop up on my screen, just when I’m reading a fellow bloggers post, or reading kindle books! I love being able to write and read with out having to look at my screen or strain my eyes!

I’m hoping tomorrow I can figure out what’s wrong with it! Wish me luck!



If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next for Nanowrimo, please let me know in the comments or send me an email to: viblindresources@gmail.com

World Premature Day!

by Chelsey Zumpano

Today is world premature day! As you know me and my twin brother were born at 25 weeks. I had multiple procedures and my vision impairment is a result of me being a micro premie. We both grew up with parents who are amazing! I did all the things my brother did!

• rode dirt bikes

• skateboard

• go on family bike rides

• get a car

• graduate high school

I was never treated any different! I do all the things that make me happy!

Since High school I’ve…

• became a YouTuber

• blogger

• wrote a children’s book (it’ll hopefully be published soon).

• Trained a dog

• on my way to be come a dog trainer

So no matter how you started life and the challenges you face; you can get through it!

If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next for Nanowrimo, please let me know in the comments or send me an email to: viblindresources@gmail.com

How Accessible is Tick Tok?

by Chelsey Zumpano

Tick Tok is another video sharing platform, (kind of like YouTube), but you can only do 60 second videos. It started out as an app called Musically, (which was just people lip singing to music), now people do little story times. I like watching people’s animal videos.

Now is it accessible? Yes, I’m able to post videos, like videos, comment, (but dictation doesn’t work well), and follow people. I’m even able to add video discriptions and tags. I will let you know if anything changes and when I use it more.