TOTAL blindness has not dulled the ambitions of a Huddersfield student who has graduated with first-class honours from Leeds University.
Edward Green, 22, of Gawthorpe Lane, Lepton, graduated in French and German.
The course provided many challenges for Edward, not only with reading material but with visits to unknown territory.
He spent two months studying in France and nine months at an insurance firm in Munich, Germany.
He was with 13 other students from Leeds University.
Edward said he found the university's disability services helped him achieve his success.
One major help was the translation of his study materials into Braille.
Edward said no-one should be put off a challenge because they have a disability.
"People shouldn't worry about whether or not they will be able to cope. Just go out and do it. The course has been brilliant; it has provided me with terrific opportunities," he added.
Edward has already secured a job with the Department for the Environment in London.
His mother, Sheila, said his blindness had never been a problem for Edward. "He is very outgoing and doesn't have a problem with his disability," she said.
Edward first went to school at Dalton and the blind unit there, before going on to specialist colleges.
He has a sister, Elizabeth, aged 24.
His father, Tony, lives in Netherton.