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2018 Scholarship Applications Now Open

After an overwhelming response to our 2017 scholarships, we are excited to announce our second year of scholarships is now taking applications!   The STME scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to university students who are vision impaired or blind, who are working toward a sustainable and rewarding career in their chosen field. Up…

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Article: Chrissy’s push to break down barriers

Thank you to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT for writing this wonderful article on our Founder, Chrissy Antonopoulos, and her journey with Guide Dog Lacey. Chrissy talks about her goals for 2017 including breaking down the stereotypes of blindness. https://www.guidedogs.com.au/news-events/news/chrissys-push-break-down-barriers    

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From Puppy to Guide: Meeting Lacey’s Puppy Raiser

How does a cute, fluffy puppy end up acting as a person's guide? The process is much longer and involves many more people than you would expect. I always knew there was a long process a puppy goes through to become a Guide Dog, but I wan't aware of the details. When I was asked…

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Life with a Guide: Six Months On

Can you believe six months has already past since I first wrote about getting my Guide Dog, Lacey? Well I certainly can't. Even though it feels like Lacey has been part of our family for as long as I can remember, the past few months have flown. Image: Giving Lacey directions walking down a street.…

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Scholarship Applications Now Open

We our excited to announce our first ever See Through My Eyes University Scholarships! The STME scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to university students who are vision impaired or blind, who are working toward a sustainable and rewarding career in their chosen field. Up to four scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded…

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6 Things Not to Say to a Person with Vision Loss

It is hard enough to cope at times with having a vision impairment, and sometimes comments can really get to you. I know (most) people mean well, but when you get asked the same questions regularly which really have no good answer or are just plain silly, it starts to eat away at you. I…

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What Losing My Sight Has Taught Me

I have now been vision impaired for just over five years. Looking back pre-Stargardt’s, I was a different person. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. The changes in the past five years can probably be attributed to getting older although losing my vision has played an enormous role. Here’s what I've learnt along the…

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Reconnecting with Creativity

Being creative is something that my life has encompassed since I was a child. I started dancing when I was three years old and kept it up for over twenty years. I did drama and singing, drama I didn’t like so much but I loved to sing. During primary school I learnt to play the…

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When to use a mobility aid

A common question that arises amongst people with Stargardt's Disease and other vision impairments is whether I use a cane, a guide dog or neither. The question then  asked is visual acuity, how it helps and why some people use aids and others don't. I've been thinking about this question a lot lately and hope…

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Real People #4

Today I'd like to share another story from someone I have been able to become good friends with. Janet is another young lady who I have watched flourish and grow and I am so proud of the positive attitude she has adopted that also helps me stay positive.  Janet Ngan, 24, Phoenix, Arizona, USA When…

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