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    (Original post by pipsi)
    As far as I am aware, international students are not eligible for DSA and have to apply for help from their own country.
    How about EU students?
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    Hi all,



    I've been blind since birth and hope to start my A-levels this coming September. Just wondering if there are any other blind students out there?
    Hi,

    Not blind. But do have various visual impairments and am partially sighted.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Hi,

    Not blind. But do have various visual impairments and am partially sighted.
    What do you study at uni/college and what support do you get?
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    What do you study at uni/college and what support do you get?
    Not studying yet. I go back in October. When I was studying, I received:
    - text-to-speech software
    - note taker
    - someone to help me to get around
    - scanner and printer

    All lecture slides, etc. were emailed to me before the lecture so I was able to put them into my preferred format and read them.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Not studying yet. I go back in October. When I was studying, I received:
    - text-to-speech software
    - note taker
    - someone to help me to get around
    - scanner and printer

    All lecture slides, etc. were emailed to me before the lecture so I was able to put them into my preferred format and read them.
    That's great indeed! How much can you see?
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    That's great indeed! How much can you see?
    Enough to get around, just. But I have no depth perception and am colourblind. On a good day, I can read most of the eye chart with my left and a few lines of the eye chart with my right eye. (which always has been very weak compared to the left)

    And yourself?
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    Hi.

    I'm completely deaf in my left ear and partially in my right. Anyone know what happens with regards to accommodation as I need smoke alarms that flash/vibrate my pillow???
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    (Original post by abiislame)
    Hi.

    I'm completely deaf in my left ear and partially in my right. Anyone know what happens with regards to accommodation as I need smoke alarms that flash/vibrate my pillow???
    Have you contacted whoever owns the accommodation? Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) should have some advice.

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