Bursary win adds up for Daniel
Daniel Dalton is enjoying participating in classes with his fellow students at Monash University thanks to a Vision Australia bursary and the Fairhall Memorial Scholarship.
Daniel, who is studying at Bachelor of Computer Science at the Monash Clayton campus, is legally blind as a result of Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis.
Thanks to the bursary and scholarship, he has been able to upgrade his computer technology.
“I was able to upgrade my computer and now have a laptop with refreshable braille display and Omnipage OCR software. This allows me to interact in class, which has been really good,” Daniel said.
Daniel is enjoying combining his interest in mathematics and skills with computers in his computer science degree, which is run through the Faculty of Information Technology.
“I’ve always enjoyed maths and being computer based the course is pretty accessible for me so it seemed like a match. I’m really enjoying it so far,” Daniel said.
Ensuring people who are blind or have low vision can go on to achieve the best possible education is what Vision Australia’s Further Education Bursaries are all about.
These bursaries, which are funding by members of the public, have brought increased opportunities for study to clients enrolled in a range of tertiary education courses.
There is now a wide range of assistive technology available for students who are blind or have low vision and the bursaries are used to purchase this equipment.
Vision Australia will soon open bursary applications for the next financial year. For more information, visit the Vision Australia website.