ogletree - 5:50 pm on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)
I spent some time working for the state of Texas training blind people how to use computers. It is a constant problem trying to buy things online. It could be quite expensive to make sites so that screen readers will work. There are very few blind people in America and even fewer that know how to use a computer. And even fewer that need to go to a specific website. Companies are out to make money. They would lose money on this deal. It would be cheaper to hire somebody to answer the phone and just tell blind people what they have for sale. No company ever sent out Braille catalogs before the Internet. Handicap laws are getting out of hand. I used to work in an office that had to upgrade to meet the new laws. They put in like 20 handicap parking spaces and I have never seen more than one used and that was rare. They had to take the urinal off the wall in the bathroom and lower it a foot. Who in the world is going to try and use a urinal from a wheelchair. Near my house they put in a very loud bell for blind people to cross the street. That is the stupidest thing I ever heard of. Blind people use their hearing when they cross a street. Now they can’t hear because all they hear is that stupid bell. Would you cross a street just because you saw a light blinking “WALK” no you look both ways first. They are asking the blind to just walk when they hear the bell.