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If you are a visually impaired person (VIP) looking to start a degree in higher education, then this website might be for you. Below you will find a number of blog posts below written by VIPs who have completed a degree in higher education. 

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December 2, 2018

Being a parent can be very challenging, sometimes even more so when a child is visually impaired. For example, parents to visually impaired child might worry about which options will be available to the child, such as whether they will be able to go to university or no...

August 9, 2018

I’m Elin, a visually impaired blogger and Open University student. I was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa when I was six years old and I was registered as blind/severely sight impaired when I was twelve. 

I wouldn’t call myself a g...

May 12, 2018

To apply to university in the UK, you have to submit an application to UCAS, which stands for Universities and College Admissions Service. In this post, I'll tell you about my experiences of applying to university through UCAS.

First a short recap. I'm a visually impair...

March 7, 2018

Hi everyone,

I’m Claire and I have been visually impaired from birth. I have about 10% vision with a small visual field and can see shapes and colours. I studied Languages and Philosophy as an undergraduate (including an Erasmus year abroad in Salamanca, Spain which was...

March 4, 2018


My name is Belmina and I have studied behavioural sciences including sociology, psychology and pedagogy. I’m legally blind which in my case means that I can’t see anything. Currently I’m looking for a job and have applied for a law course in employment rights. I’ve...

February 11, 2018

How do you tell others that you are visually impaired? I talk about my own experience and my strategies when it comes to informing others about your disability. 

When I went to primary school, we occasionally had new people join our class. Whenever this happened, my mot...

January 30, 2018

What does a visually impaired physicist have to think about when attending a scientific conference? This post is intended for VIPs who want to know what it's like to work as a scientist with a visual impairment, but also for organisers, speakers and poster-makers who w...

January 2, 2018

What is it like to study computer science with a visual impairment? In this post I provide a bunch of suggestions that helped me throughout my degree. 

Being a visually impaired student, it can be tricky to overcome the hurdles that are much easier for the other student...

December 2, 2017

PhD – The way I see it

Originally published at http://www.grapheel.com/2017/11/27/phd-the-way-i-see-it/. Reprinted here with Dániel's permission. 

PhD student, PhD candidate, doctoral researcher, post-honours degree, or for those of you who take titles serious a Doc...

October 11, 2017

Greetings, I’m Daniel. When people ask if they should call me Dan, Danny, Daniel, I usually say, you can call me Bob if you like, as long as I know you refer to me. You see, that’s also my view on one introducing him or herself. I could say I’m a social entrepreneur or...

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