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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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Shaun Baldacchino

Living with vision loss is no barrier to success. I spoke with Shaun who is a twenty-something year old with Retinitis Pigmentosa who works as an Employee Relations Consultant for the NSW government. Read his journey of navigating high-school and university with low vision and how he hasn't led his circumstances stand in the way…

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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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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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Review: Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Title: Into the Water Author: Paula Hawkins Other books by author: Girl on the Train Narrator: Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge, Laura Aikman. Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller Length: 11 hours 31 mins Overall Rating: 2.5/5 I had high hopes for this book after reading Girl on the Train and watching the movie.…

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What it is like to look in the mirror and see nothing

No, the title of this post isn’t a metaphor, it is literal. When I look in the mirror, I see nothing. I can’t see my own face. Growing up, I went through an awkward stage when I was uncomfortable with my body and the way I looked. I grew up a dancer and spent hours…

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Relay4Vision Back in 2017

We are very excited to be holding Relay4Vision for the second year! Last year we raised over $22000 which enabled us to offer our first ever Scholarship Program,  purchase adaptive technology apps for university students and continue our work  around counselling and advocacy. This year we hope to raise $50000 and need your help! Event…

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Scholarship Recipient #3: Kimberlee Brooker

Our second scholarship recipient is Kimberlee Brooker from the South Coast of NSW. Kimberlee is studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Wollongong. What is your visual condition and how has it affected you? I lost my sight suddenly over night at the age of five. I was diagnosed three months later with…

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Scholarship Recipient #1: Grace Jarrott

See Through My Eyes has given four deserving and inspiring university students a scholarship to assist in their education. We received applications from across the country, all who shared their stories of persistence and passion. It was a difficult decision to choose only four and we are looking forward to our next round later this…

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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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