Galloways Society for the Blind launches diners club

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Each month a group of our visually impaired service users will be going out to eat at a local restaurant and will be reviewing how well they cater for visual impairment.

A lot of our service users have had problems when trying to go out for a meal, many restaurants don’t have large print menus, some don’t have menus at all, but instead have the food written on a blackboard. Many visually impaired people find it embarrassing to have to have the food read out to them as if they are children or they feel they are being too much hassle and so don’t go out at all, or only go places which have common food like fish and chips or lasagne. One of our regulars has even been asked to leave a fancy restaurant after she got distressed and flustered that they did not have a large print menu.

Were really hoping to help local visually impaired people by rating how well local places cater to their needs but also by raising awareness within local restaurants about the needs of blind and visually impaired people.

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