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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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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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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 #2: Sammy Alexander

Our second Scholarship recipient is Sammy Alexander who has Cone Rod Dystrophy. Sammy is from Western Sydney and is completing her Masters of Forensic Mental Health. She shares with us her goals and tips for other's considering studying with a vision impairment. Why did you choose to study your Masters degree? I decided to apply…

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International Women’s Day

Today is a day we celebrate woman, all that they do, and push for greater quality. I thought I’d reflect on some of the amazing woman I have met, all over the globe, since losing my sight. Each has inspired and supported me through the uncertainty and fear of losing my sight. Liz I met…

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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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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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