Think about this symbol for a moment. I took this picture at a Safeway in my area because I just found it hard to imagine. For many, the symbol conveys a meaning that says “if you are blind, this checkout register can assist you.” Right? That makes sense. In their desire to help those with different abilities they created the sign to help – but help who? Think about this, if you are blind you cannot see the sign – it holds no meaning to you. It only holds meaning to those who can see it and connect it with an impression.
Could it be that the sign is there for those with sight to see it and think “Oh wow, they care?” But does it convey such a reality? To me it shows how little they know about those with different abilities.
What do you think?