Big Life Fix ***FINAL***

Big Life Fix, episode 6, Maureen Browne Image Name: Big Life Fix, episode 6, Maureen Browne
Big Life Fix, episode 6, Stephen Olwell Image Name: Big Life Fix, episode 6, Stephen Olwell

Series 1, Episode 6 synopsis:

Episode 6 features Stephen Olwell, who lives in residential care at Cara Cheshire House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and has severe cerebral palsy. Stephen is locked in, and relies on a computer in his bedroom to communicate. Stephen and his brother invented their own language when they were kids, which involves Stephen moving his eyes and face in different ways for different letters of the alphabet. But only a handful of people can understand this language. Stephen would love to be able to communicate outside his bedroom- can experts John O’ Donnell, a games designer, and  Niamh Stockil, a coder for Microsoft Ireland help?

This episode also features Maureen Browne, a grandmother from Ballylanders County Limerick. Maureen has been visually impaired for over 30 years, after a virus damaged her eyes. Maureen finds it really tough to not be able to recognise her loved ones, even her own children, until they speak to her. Designer Lorna Ross might have a solution that will change Maureen’s life for the better.