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Does your restaurant have Braille menu?

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This is the question that performed at several restaurants Tommy Edison in United States, a blind from birth who devotes her time to make videos which highlights the difficulties that must face every day.

Restaurants and visually impaired

Then I leave the video to prove it :

[Note : the video is in English, If you want to put subtitles in Spanish it is very easy, Press play and you will see an option to the left which turns red “cc”, click and enter “translate captions” and the list you choose “Español”.]

by “study”, 3 each 10 restaurants, that is, a 30% It has letter braille, although in the case of the chosen restaurant it seems a bit outdated or at least prices.

But, What would happen if we did this same question in Spain?

The percentage of restaurant with Braille menu would be much lower than the survey by Tommy, I do not have exact data, but very few restaurants that have their cards adapted for the visually impaired.

To name a few, also because they deserve it, although I'm sure there will be more :

In February he published an article under the title “Minorities are important in restaurants” which it highlighted the importance that minorities will have on the industry restaurants and the loyalty of these customers to those who are aware restaurants in favor accessibility.

Sе estimated in Spain more than quе 70.000 Blind and visually impaired people, according ONCE.

Another question that many owners restaurants have is about the guide dog accompanying the blind. In Spain there are regulations, specific, Royal Decree 3250/1983 and the Presidency order 18 June 1985, regulating the use of guide dogs for visually impaired, although it has different specifications by regions, but in general it is loud and clear, stating that you can not refuse entry to any dog ​​leads a public place, Thus, can not refuse entry to any restaurant guide dog, bar, hotel, etc.

Aunque sólo hace unos días, nos seguíamos encontrando con noticias en la prensa como esta :

Para leer la noticia completa haz clic en la imagen

También me gustaría destacar el otro extremo, y es que en algunas provincias Argentinas, y en concreto en la de Buenos Aires, obligan por ley a tener en los restaurantes, resto-bares, confiterías, casas de comidas y otros locales, cartas en braille con el objetivo de “promover la inserción social y fomentar la toma de conciencia respecto de los deberes de solidaridad sobre discapacitados“.

Aunque por desgracia, y una vez confirmado con diferentes amigos y seguidores argentinos, me informan que prácticamente nadie la cumple.

Creo que ha llegado el momento de realizar una reflexión sobre este tema, ya que el sistema de sociedad actual en el que vivimos está exigiendo una conciencia por parte de las empresas con la ayuda de los organismos públicos para conseguir que TODOS LOS CLIENTES accedan de igual forma a sus productos o servicios.

Quiero terminar con una frase del Premio Novel de Literatura José Saramago que resume muy bien la esencia de este artículo :

“Pienso que todos estamos ciegos. Somos ciegos que pueden ver, pero que no miran.”

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