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Meet Our Scholarship Recipient Ming Luo

One of this year's scholarship recipients is 20 year old Ming Luo from Western Australia. Ming is studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia. We asked Ming about her goals and how she would use the scholarship funding. Did you vision loss contribute to your decision to study a Bachelor of…

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My NDIS Experience

I have now had my NDIS plan for 3 months, and I've been meaning to reflect on the process and share what I've learnt. I had anticipated the rollout in my area for some time as there were many services I wanted to access but simply couldn't afford it. Here's the main parts of the…

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Gift of a Guide: A Year On

Another milestone has come and gone; Lacey and I have been a team for a year now. As the day crept upon us, I really couldn’t believe it had been a year since she came into my life, but then again she has become such a part of not just my life but my family…

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When your learning style no longer works

Have you ever considered what learning style you might have? I never really thought about it until it came up in a counselling module I was completing. Then it got me thinking; I am a clear visual learner, how am I managing to study now that I am legally blind? What are the different learning…

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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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The Ups and Downs of Guide Dog Training

Image: Lacey and I with the statue Guide Dog. I am almost at the end of my training with my new Guide Dog Lacey. We did three 'full-time' weeks and have one more day left before we graduate as a team! It has been an exciting, stressful, tiring, frustrating and rewarding few weeks. Week one…

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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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Reflection

2015 has come to end and what better time to reflect on the year that was. Usually we get to the end of the year and think “where did the year go?” or “what did I achieve this year?” We tend to look back and focus on our hardships and struggles and forget to acknowledge…

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A Guide Dog Experience

Last week I had an assessment for a Guide Dog. I have been using the cane for some time now (you would know Mr Cane and I have had a rocky relationship if you've been following my blog for a while) and have been considering a Guide Dog for my mobility. Mobility aids are a…

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