For many people, going to college or university can be, both, exciting and daunting.
If the student is blind or partially sighted, there are further worries around accessible course materials, mobility around campus and will the institution be able to support someone with sight loss to progress at the same pace as their peers?
Several sight loss charities have created comprehensive guides for places like colleges and universities, to help them provide the most inclusive learning environment possible.
RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Tara Chattaway, from Pocklington Trust, and Caireen Sutherland, from RNIB, to find out more about the vast range of assistance available.
Image: Thomas Pocklington Trust