I’m amazed at just how many times, since living alone, that when I’m having problems accessing a product or service, I’m met the the stock response: “Haven’t you got someone sighted who can do that/read that/fill that in for you?” What really gets me is that assumption that we all have a convenient sighted person who we can just pull out of a cupboard at a moment’s notice.
I was even more amazed though, when bemoaning the dreaded glyph on the allofmp3 website to be asked that question by a blind person. you think they’d have more sense!
The best one though in the last few weeks has been the inability to get smear test results in accessible format. They won’t even ring you with the results. I was asked if I could get a neighbour to read it to me when I queried it. My 84 year old neighbour will love that won’t he!!