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We heard the eclipse!


A blind astronomer and her colleague have devised a way to help visually-impaired people experience eclipses. This article, written by Fiona and read by Tanya, explains how the technology was put into practice at the recent solar eclipse.


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How technology enabled visually-impaired people to hear and feel the recent solar eclipse

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  • Fiona

    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.

  • Tanya

    An experienced, multi-lingual, professional broadcaster and voice specialist; I have love for the spoken word, narration and languages.  You may recognise my voice from wide variety of BBC broadcasts as well as from Sound On or Ipswich Community Radio.  I am delighted to be a part of TNF Soundings.

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