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Robert is studying for his Level 1 plumbing qualification at Doncaster College’s Hub campus.
The 23-year-old who was born blind had previously worked on agricultural vehicles, but this proved too difficult and he sought a trade that would prove less of a barrier.
“I was progressing well in the land-based industry but the more things I did, the more I needed eyesight so I decided to move on and try another subject,” Robert says.
Robert uses a range of specially adapted materials and tools including a talking tape measure and a Braille ruler.
“The tutors at the college have been really good and I hope to progress onto the next level and maybe get an apprenticeship somewhere,” he says.