"It was terrifying to be outside in the dark as a blind person in a place I didn’t know."
Lockdown is a worrying, unsure time for us all. But spare a thought for those of us with sight loss and at extra risk of being further isolated, writes Clive Wood.
The fast food giant admitted the incident in Paddington last year was “unacceptable” and stressed that guide dogs are welcome in its restaurants.
We’ll soon be able to start using new inclusive emojis, including wheelchair users, a guide dog, prosthetic limbs and a hearing aid. The emojis will launch as a part of a large keyboard update by Apple this autumn. Other updates include new food items, such as a waffle, falafel, a slab of butter and garlic, as well as new animals like the sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk.
Every day with Olga and her waggy tail by my side, blindness is just a little bit more bearable
She was told the noise would "hurt its ears".
Would you know how to tell if a person needs assistance or not?