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Summary

A special age-simulation suit is helping relatives and care staff experience the day-to-day challenges of living with visual impairments and age-related conditions. The article is brought to you by Fiona, Nicki and Heather.

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A suit that helps you understand visually impaired and older people’s needs

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Authors

  • Fiona worked as a journalist with local and national newspapers for 12 years before joining local government as a press officer. She also volunteered for several charities, including Mary's Meals, Citizens Advice Scotland and Argyll Talking Newspapers before joining TNF Soundings and returning to her roots of sourcing and writing news articles.

  • Recently retired after many years in Contract and Programme Management I am now happily a volunteer, following my passion for the spoken word by contributing to TNF Soundings.

  • Heather trained as a journalist on newspapers and worked as a reporter, sub editor and editor for more than a decade. She later switched sides to work in-house for a number of high profile public sector organisations, helping them communicate effectively with the public, stakeholders and Government Ministers.

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