[tabi] Fw: Starbucks to offer Braille gift cards

  • From: "Chip and Allie Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:59:08 -0400

        

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lappland
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 9:56 AM
To: Sherri; fcb-l@xxxxxxx; Samme.Ripley@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [fcb-l] Fw: Starbucks to offer Braille gift cards

Hopefully more companies will label their products in Braille. Bandaid does
and it is very helpful.

Starbucks to offer Braille gift cards year-round
> By Gregory Wallace  @CNN Money October 2, 2013: 5:34 PM ET
>
> A Braille gift card will become a regular at the Starbucks registers, 
> the company announced Wednesday.
> The card was introduced in September 2011, and has previously been 
> available in limited runs during October, which is designated as the 
> disability employment awareness month. It will now be part of the 
> chain's permanent gift card lineup.
> On the face of the card is Braille lettering that reads "Starbucks" to 
> help customers differentiate it from the other cards in their wallets 
> or purse.
> The card was originally introduced at the urging of disability advocates.
> On Wednesday, Starbucks said it was asked to offer the card year-round 
> by a mother who said her blind daughter appreciates the independence 
> the card gives her.
> Kim Charlson of the Braille Authority of North America said she was 
> not aware of any other companies offering a Braille gift card.
> The Seattle-based chain has been the subject of several 
> disability-related lawsuits, including objections to the height of 
> their counters and the stores' hospitality towards deaf individuals.


Sincerely,
Carolyn Lapp, Executive Director
Florida Outreach Center for the Blind, Inc.
Office: (561) 642-0005
E-Mail: info_focb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

You are invited to FOCB's 7th Annual Dining in the Dark event from 5:00-8:00
P.M. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach,
Florida. 

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