Georgina Joyce <gena@...>
What an interesting post. Reading through I decided to reply. Because being blind I listen to a speech interpretation of the call and grid. Believe me there have been times when I have thought I was going mad because people don't use the right character and it just doesn't sound right..
I would love to cross reference as you do. I shall have to look up how I can do that.
Then I read that you were calling sympathy for them as they might be blind. What a misunderstanding and patronising statement. As stated above. We would hear such errors a lot quicker than sighted people can see them. After all, Microsoft put scribbly lines under spelling mistakes to draw the eye to it. Of course, we do in fact require sighted support. But they are more likely be motivated to do a good job. A lot of us are touch typist so if I want a digit one my brain immediately translates this as little finger left hand. The letter 'i' is middle finger right hand. Such errors are unlikely to be made by touch typists.
I would certainly want to put an error right should it be drawn to my attention and would not want to be let off because I am blind. As you point out, it may pick up an error during transmission. So a little courtesy goes a long way. Empower those making such errors to put them right. My achievements are my achievements from playing by the same rules as everyone else as far as possible.
Thanks for raising this issue.
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