Missing Out on Bargains

by Donna J. Jodhan

Missing out on bargains is one of the most difficult things that I have to deal with on a daily basis. For the sighted world, it is easy for them to read about bargains in flyers, the newspapers, and see it on TV or on the Internet. For me, I am unable to read newspapers or flyers, and although I may hear it on TV, many ads do not repeat phone numbers at the end of their infomercial instead choosing to display it on screen. In the case of the Internet, so many websites are not user friendly to those with vision problems making it almost impossible for us to access.

When I go grocery shopping, I am unable to read the flyers that are stacked on the counters. These flyers gaily display all of the bargains in the supermarket but I do not have a clue as to what they are. The same applies for when I enter a store or pharmacy and as a result I am shut out of being able to reduce my shopping bills.

This is something that I'd like to see addressed by the sighted world; ways to make it possible for blind persons to know about bargains. One possible solution that comes to mind is this: Maybe, the larger store and supermarket chains could have a phone line whereby we could call in and hear the bargains on a weekly basis? Food for thought.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day. If you'd like to learn more about me, then you can visit some of my blog spots at:
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all: http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly Saturday postings on issues of accessibility: http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html
blogs on various issues and answers to consumers concerns: http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm

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