I have finally received a response by email and a letter from Justin King of Sainsburys referring to my problems at one of their stores on the 5th of May this year. Mr King expressed that he was "sorry to hear of the poor service" I "received in our Finchley Road store" and went on to state that the store's staff had been provided with retraining both in pricing goods and dealing with customers. It is interesting to note that as a blind person being able to tweet about this has probably garnered more attention. At any rate, I had made my personal peace accompanied by a friend to the store on the same day we went to St Albans, which seems a long time ago. It is also nice to note that Sainsburys has been tweeting in Scottish Gaelic!
It’s been two months since Professor Whitestick launched his blog and with about 1300 visits to the site and within grasp of a 100 followers on Twitter, it’s probably about time to review the progress or lack of it in some areas. While I have tended to illustrate that people with sight loss can participate in social discourse in matters such as the arts, history, literature and yes, trainspotting, I haven’t as yet touched in any great detail on the sciences and politics – apart from my first post regarding the perception of blind people within some Christian communities, I haven’t said much. To put it another way, the jury is out, though I have had some favourable responses from some quarters.