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6 tips for surviving GCSEs when you're visually impaired

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
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Visually impaired with exams approaching? Don't hit the books without student Katherine Healey's advice

GCSEs are hard. Fact. Being visually impaired (VI), that’s hard too. Dealing with the two, is just crazy. I’m in Year 10 and I can safely say every day is a challenge. But rest assured, I've come up with six solutions to surviving GCSEs, and at the end of it, hopefully all that hard work will pay off. 

Preparing for adult life

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Friday, 16 May 2014
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Jill Hendry offers her reflections on preparing for adult life

'My whole life I was told that as you grow up you have to become independent, find a job and make money, so you can buy the things that you need and live on your own. I always thought that if you worked hard, the things that you bought, like treats, feel more special when you achieve it by yourself.

A small step forward

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014
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Student Danielle Brewster, Devon, visited The Royal National College for the Blind to see if it was the college for her. Here's how she got on...

The impact of social media

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Monday, 31 March 2014
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Jill Hendry, aged 19, writes about the impact of social media in her life

As I sit with my iPhone talking with friends I realise that social media is not just a fun way to keep in touch with people, but just how much information can be shared quickly right across the world.

Facebook and Twitter make it easy to interact with people anywhere and at any time to discuss ideas and pass on information such as images, text and videos.

Next steps

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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I am Insight's new Young Columnist and will provide Mind's Eye with updates throughout 2014. I am nineteen and found out I had Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) when I was 16. I have A Guide Dog called Bazil, who I was matched with in March 2013.

My name is Jill Hendry and I am nineteen years old. I have an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), which I found out I had when I was sixteen.

Choices, choices, choices

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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My name is Danielle Brewster. I am 16 years old, and I live in Devon. I have Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, use a long cane, and use braille to read and write. I recently started my Alevels at my local sixth form college.

I started looking into my A-level choices in September 2012 by taking a look at the courses my school had to offer, and thinking about what would be interesting and useful for me to take.

At first I was a little confused, and did not really understand what the courses entailed. But at the time, I had plenty of time to think about my options.

What inspired me to write

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Friday, 17 January 2014
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Our newest blogger, Fahima, explains what inspires her to write fiction.

My interest for the world of writing sparked at the age of thirteen. It was at that age that I read my first book, Twilight. It was a great experience! Up until then, I had no enthusiasm for books or anything that involved words. But when I realized that certain books contained vampires - one of my favourite mythological creatures - my curiosity flared. From that moment onward, I have never been able to put a good book down.

Read for RNIB Day

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013
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My name is Tuesday Berry, I am 21 years old and live in Glasgow. At six months old I was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. I am currently studying Creative Industries at West College Scotland.


The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh holds a special place in the hearts of Harry Potter fans as the place where J.K. Rowling finished the final chapter of the final book.

Fashion for people with sight loss

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Friday, 13 September 2013
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Our newest blogger, Fashioneyesta, explains her approach to fashion for blind and partially sighted people.
As a person who has had a great passion for fashion, people may be wonder why I set up the fashion blog, Fashioneyesta , for visually impaired people. Well, for one, I am visually impaired myself as I have a condition known as septo optic dysplasia. The condition has affected my optic nerves, leaving me with no sight in my right eye and 10 per cent central vision in my left.

However, I have never allowed my disability to hinder my love for fashion.

Living in London

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012
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Getting to know a new place is always going take time and somewhere as big a London can seem quite daunting but I honestly recommend it to any student.

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