Accessing Literacy as a University Student with a Progressive Vision Loss

Accessing Literacy as a University Student with a Progressive Vision Loss

My name is Elin, I am a UK-based blogger who is currently studying a BA honours degree in Arts & Humanities with The Open University. 

I was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa when I was six years old and I was registered blind/severely sight impaired at the age of twelve. 

I have always been interested in literacy, from writing short stories when I was young to reading books and novels as I grew older. But I have to admit that accessing literacy hasn’t always been the easiest of things to do as a visually impaired person and I have found it rather challenging at times. 

 

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