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Better opportunities for blind students

A new endowment was founded yesterday at the University of Iceland by the Association of the Blind to improve the situation of blind students at the university.

Morgunbladid reports that the initial endowment was ISK 30 million (EUR 326,035, USD 434,153), which was handed over to Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, the rector of the University of Iceland, at a special ceremony yesterday.

Today there are only seven blind students at the University of Iceland, but with the new endowment it is hoped that more blind students will enroll.

The endowment also supports research on all fields related to blindness, limited eyesight and its consequences. The goal is to increase the opportunities blind people have in life.

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