[access-uk] Re: 195 Charges

and it asumes you have purchased a PC, a screenreader and have received 
appropriate training or mastered using the web yourself.  This has 
considerable cost implications.

Regards

Graham
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Beasley" <p.beasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 6:25 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: 195 Charges


Of course you can always go online to find numbers but that is not always
convenient
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 6:06 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: 195 Charges


> in that case, we should receive all telephone directories in an accessible
> way that should cost us nothing to read.  This would prove expensive and
> altimately problematic.  A braille version of the phone directory would be
> inappropriate and a tape or CD version would take a long time to read and
> be
> impossible to search.
>
> O2 are in fact starting to introduce a number of questionable schemes
> which
> affect blind and sighted people it seems.  for example, 0845 numbers are
> no
> longer counted as part of the free minutes allowance which is a problem
> though I know that geographic numbers can often be found as alternatives.
> We have to stick to our contracts that we are bound into and morally if
> not
> legally, companies like O2 should have to stick to theirs.
>
> Regards
>
> Graham
> Graham Page
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> Mobile: 07753 607980
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Derek Hornby" <derek.hornby_uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:42 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: 195 Charges
>
>
> Peter Beasley  said:
>
>   "I have never used directory enquiries from a mobile, but I definitely
> do
>   not think we should be charged. "
>
>  Why should service provider  treat blind people differently from  sighted
>  people. Is that not  against law  DDA!
>
>  If Sighted pay then yhes  we should pay to get same service.
>
>  There is a good case  to  argue that  we can not read the  hardcopy
>  directory, but that really only applies for  local numbers!So if the
> number
>  wanted was for someone  say 200 miles away, why should  we have free
> service,
>  and tighted don't.?
>
>  Regards,  Derek
>
>
>
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