[access-uk] Re: RNIB latest Tweet

  • From: "Derek Hornby" <derek.hornby_uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:06:40 +0100

Emails from RNIB have this at bottom

"There's nothing quite like a good cup of tea - especially if it
raises
money for a great cause! Hold a Tea for RNIB party this summer.
Register now: http://rnib.in/1Csbqh3


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Iain Lackie
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:02 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: RNIB latest Tweet

I do agree there is something to my mind rather distasteful about this
offering of prizes for this kind of information.

On a more frivolous perhaps note, I was rather shocked when I read
the message with VoiceOver as it appeared to be offering a 50 million
pound prize. Sometimes text to speech programs appear to be too clever
by half!

And just to bring up a good old chestnut, does this include those of
us who are congenitally blind?

Iain



On 22 Jul 2015, at 8:03 pm, Henry Miller <henry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:



Hi

As anyone seen the latest tweet from RNIB? It says:
“tell us about the support you receive from a sight loss adviser or
medical
professional and win £50 M and S vouchers”. How are the RNIB going to
judge
a winning story? In the past I have taken part in an RNIB survey
about
sight loss via telephone consultation, which was purely voluntary self
disclosure, but now commercialisation appears to be creeping in.

Is it only me that finds this offensive and in poor taste? Sight Loss
experience is a sensitive and emotional personal bereavement and in my
opinion not a subject for winning prizes.

Best wishes

Henry


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