Its a week now since I started to voice my dissatisfaction about both the voting system for blind people, and our individual treatment at the polling station.
this afternoon, I went to see our MP, Vernon Coaker. I told him of our experience and he has agreed to write to the council to add weight to our complaint. I also asked him to consider access issues for blind and partially sighted people, particularly such things as the Talking buses Campaign if they are brought to his attention. As I pointed out to him, access issues are very different for blind and partially sighted people than they are for people with physical disabilities. finally, I asked him if, should I decide to take my campaigning further, would he be happy if I were to contact him in the future and ask him to add his name to my campaign. he said he would be. so a fairly productive meeting, particularly as I have made more influential people aware of the situation.
So, my article should appear in the Evening Post tomorrow and after that I have to decide where to take this next.
I have some ideas but haven’t formed anything concrete yet.