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Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Moneybox | Bank upgrade is excluding blind - 2 views

    "Visually impaired customers of American Express say they can no longer read their credit card statements online.

    In December Amex changed its format for UK statements from HTML to Portable Document Format or PDF.

    However, it failed to encode the new PDF documents so they could be read by "screen readers," special software used by blind or partially sighted people. "
Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Guide dog GPS device up for award - 0 views

    "Jason Perkins, 34, talked to blind people in Cardiff to develop a handset that tells users which way to turn by vibrating their index or ring finger.

    Owners hold the GPS device in the same hand as their guide dog's lead. "
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