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What possibility means to Benj

Benj is part of the Leaders and Achievers program at Macquarie University. And he’s a big part of NextSense—client, donor, and advocate.
Benj as a kindergartener and today in year 12
  • Vision

Benj has low vision, with a visual acuity of 6/60. This means he has vision one-tenth that of most people, allowing him to only read the top letter of an eye chart.

Benj was supported by NextSense School Support (then as RIDBC) and NextSense Specialist Teacher, Claire Mahony. Claire, or Ms Mahony to Benj, helped him navigate high school and what prepared him for what’s next.

Photo of Benj with RIDBC teacher

– Benj with his NextSense Specialist Teacher, Claire Mahony

A big part of Benj’s future, as a man with low vision, was accessibility. Watch the video below as Benj shares his experience with NextSense and why accessibility is important for everyone.

Benj shares how NextSense supported him through school poster

We’re here to help. Find out more about NextSense School Support for children of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision.

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