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Wayne said the bullying started when students in Tmara's class refused to associate with her - they said they were not paid to be with her at break-times and she had a paid carer to be with her instead.
Wayne, who is also blind, said: "Tmara was shocked and upset that students saw her not as a person but as a responsibility and cried for a long time after arriving home that day.
Tmara had never thought that a college could ban somebody from going to the local shop just for being blind.
Wayne, a former Moor End Technology College pupil, said neither he or Tmara,who is 25, had experienced discrimination at school or work before.
Tmara, who is originally from Bermuda, began legal action against the college in December 2008 and they eventually told her she was now allowed to leave the campus at break-times.
But Wayne said Tmara continued to be bullied by students who admitted their hostility towards her was because she was blind.
A spokesman for Kirklees College said due to a binding legal contract between themselves and Tmara they could not comment on the matter.
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