This episode features Molly O'Brien, a Senior Research and Insight Advisor at Activity Alliance, a charity that promotes disability-inclusive sports and activities.
Molly has hearing and visual impairments. She has first-class degrees in sociology and research methods. She is a qualified yoga teacher and a ballet dancer and enjoys outdoor activities.
Molly's impairments mean that she uses a range of devices; hearing aids, portable microphones, magnification technology, and tactile watches, all designed to make her life easier. She's particularly excited about the Bluetooth technology on her new hearing aids, which means she can stream audio directly from her laptop. Molly also loves using Apple products because of their great accessibility features.
It's all a far cry from her early experiences with the clunky kit she had to use as a child.
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