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Speaking Across the Generations, part 1

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Two visually impaired people in their twenties, exchange experiences of schooling, family and employment, with two visually impaired people in their seventies. How are things different? Are there still similarities and have attitudes changed?

Fred Reid is an historian who lost his sight when he was fourteen back in 1952.
Jean MacDonald was born in 1931 with a visual impairment and went out to work to support her family when she was fourteen.
Jonjo Brady is 22 and studying law at university.
Joy Addo wants to run her own events management company.
They discuss schooling, employment and social opportunities from their own unique perspectives.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Lee Kumutat
Editor: Andrew Smith.

Photo: Joy Addo, Jonjo Brady and Peter White.

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20 minutes

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Tue 22 Apr 2014 20:40
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