[access-uk] Re: RNIB PRODUCT BOYCOTT

  • From: "Barry Hill" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "barry.hill3" for DMARC)
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 15:32:16 +0100

I've just been on the website about the campaign but can't see any mention of
Ms Bassey saying she'd rather be dead. There are issues with the RNIB, but I
don't think this is one of them. We do need more ECLO#s in Eye Clinics, and
many people who are new to sight loss do find it devastating. I remember when
I first went blind, I was bombarded by this that and the other when what I
really needed was someone who knew what I was going through.

Cheers

Barry


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Macrae
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 1:52 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] RNIB PRODUCT BOYCOTT

I am seriously considering boycotting what few RNIB products and services
I
use — chiefly the electronic newspaper service — in response to their
latest
ad campaign. There has been an item on this at the end of today's edition
of WATO. Celebs including Barbara Windsor and Shirley Bassey are
presented
talking about the idea of being told they're going blind. Bassey
describes
that possibility as being "Devastating" and says she might as well be told
that she's going to die. Once again they have turned my impairment into
a
thing of terror and me into an object of pity and I've had enough of
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