Lack of Help Getting Work and the Power of Words - 10/01/12
Susannah Hancock is blind and deeply unimpressed with the level of help she's getting trying to find work, since being made redundant several months ago. She has been told by her job centre that they are not able to send her information via email and it has taken months to get her other printed material transcribed into Braille.
Following an email from a listener, Peter talked to Cathy Yelf from the Macular Disease Society about the use of the word 'blind' to describe the long-term effect of AMD. Cathy said that there is a move away from using 'blindness' to that of 'severe sight loss' to prevent undue anxiety and worry for people who have the restricting eye condition.