Monika is a 73-year-old widow who lives alone in an apartment in the Western suburbs of Stuttgart, Germany.
Carole, 34 and single, lives in an apartment in the centre of Paris, near Bastille.
Maria is 50 years old, and lives with her family in Madrid. She has macular degeneration, a disease that mainly affects central vision by causing “blind spots” directly ahead.
Lars, aged 19, was born deaf and learnt sign language as a child.
Susan has a sensory hearing impairment and wears hearing aids in both ears which amplify sounds, and particularly those with higher frequencies.
Tom has just left college and is looking for work. He uses a wheelchair and an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with speech output
Mary is 53 years of age and has rheumatoid arthritis since childhood.
Anna is a lively 17 year old Londoner. She attends a sixth form college where she is studying history, art history and English.