Charity’s anger at census

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)has accused
census organisers of being discriminatory for refusing to accept
the distribution of census forms in large print, braille, tape or
by e-mail.

The organisation is furious that blind and partially sighted
people will be unable to complete their forms independently when
the next UK census takes place on 29 April.

According to the charity, many people with vision problems are
dissatisfied at the prospect of census organisers going into their
homes to help them complete the form, because they would much
prefer the right to fill it in independently.

An RNIB spokesperson said: “People with vision problems have the
right to fill in such a confidential form in privacy.”

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