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Unprecedented achievement from his home of a blind student from Castilla-La Mancha

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David Arévalo, a Physiotherapy student from the University of Castilla La Mancha, has become this week the first person with vision disability in Spain to obtain his Cambridge B1 degree by examining himself from home, reports Exams Andalucía in a press release.

At 33 years old, this Miguelturra neighbor, with a recognized disability of 60 percent due to a congenital disease called retinoschisis (retinal degeneration), has been able to prove his level of English by taking an official Cambridge Assessment English exam in his own home from your computer, with the support and management of Exams Andalucía, the largest exam center in Europe, located in Granada.

Thus, when taking the test, and following the strict regulations of the University of Cambridge adapted according to the specific individual needs of disabled candidates, this student had additional regulatory time to do Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing, in addition to having used a device tailored to your needs, and the experience “has completely exceeded your expectations”, in his own words, “allowing him to obtain the English certificate he needed to earn his university degree”.

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