Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Future Looks Bright for Emma

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Future Looks Bright for Emma

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Byline: Charlotte Lam charlotte.lam@thechronicle.com.au

MOUNT Lofty teenager Emma Kelly has packed her bags and can't wait to move to Brisbane this weekend so she can study at the University of Queensland.

She is feeling even more confident with her decision after being awarded a $6000 adaptive equipment bursary from Vision Australia.

Ms Kelly has Oculocutaneous Albinism Nystagmus, a condition that affects the level of pigment in a person's eyes and skin.

The effects of this condition include low vision, sensitivity to bright light and glare, and rhythmical involuntary flickering of the eye.

Research by Vision Australia showed a high percentage of people who are blind or have low vision are unemployed or underemployed, and not by their own choice.

The technology equipment grant includes a MacBook Pro laptop, Apple Thunderbolt display, a Sony camera and tripod, a printer, a height adjustable standing desk, software and hardware.

Ms Kelly will study international relations and peace and conflict studies. …

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