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Assistive Technology

11 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Talking Tape Measure, Talking Multimeter, Audible Spirit level, Talking scales and Kitchen Scales? Would love to be able to replace the ones I have as they are now failing due to age. So took to the website to purchase but hey whats happened ? Theres a three month waiting list for the Tape Measure, the Multimeter is no longer available and neither is the Spirit Level !!! so on I go to the scales, they are shocking what happened to getting hold of a good set of scales with clear speech. I thought the world was supposed to be progressing but apparently not it seems that the blind and visually impaired are still being discriminated against or is it just me. If I could see I could just go to a diy store and get most of these items but no that is not possible for me. Please sign my petition to hopefully get some of these products back for purchase, I really would like to get my stuff replaced before it gives up altogether !!!!!!

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  • John Robinson
    John Robinson United Kingdom, Sheffield
    Jun 20, 2016
    Jun 20, 2016
    Although smartphone and tablet apps may make some items of assistive technology redundant, I absolutely agree that we still need a lot of specialist equipment to enable us to live as full and productive lives as possible. If manufacturers are foolish enough to stop making this equipment, they are surely missing out on market share!
  • Ms Julia Warren
    Ms Julia Warren United Kingdom
    Mar 08, 2016
    Mar 08, 2016
    In full agreement, Blind products have begun to get fewer and fewer, also the prices are rising making it impossible to be able to afford to live a normal life.
  • Matthew Johnson
    Matthew Johnson United Kingdom, Leicester
    Oct 14, 2015
    Oct 14, 2015
    With working in optics, I see how important these things are to people on a daily basis. It's really disappointing to see that things like this are being overlooked. Something needs to be done to keep the development of these types of equipment
  • Arthur Draycott
    Arthur Draycott United Kingdom, Shrewsbury
    Oct 14, 2015
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    Oct 14, 2015
    Not being able to purchase assistive aids is bad enough, but when you are trying to replace previously purchased items only to discover that they simply no longer exist. In the case of the multimeter, the reasons given for them being discontinued is to prevent the blind from attempting to use one. Who do they think they are? Are we now not only to be denied aids that can make life more full filling, they now tell us what we can and can't do. It's wrong and needs addressing.
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