A greater degree of effort

Ireland“Teachers at Sinead Kane’s secondary school thought that studying law was too big a challenge for her but that only made the teenager more determined to pursue her career of choice at university. Heading off from her home in Youghal to University College Cork at age 19 she was apprehensive. Like her fellow students, she was facing the big leap into third-level education and living on campus, away from home for the first time. But for Kane, who has only 5 per cent vision in each eye due to a rare congenital eye complaint known as aniridia and is registered blind, that transition was a lot more demanding …” (more)

[Sheila Wayman, Irish Times, 1 September]

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