Oh accessibility is such a minefield. Since spending more time caring for an elderly, partially sighted, partially deaf relative, I have learned so much more about accessibility than I ever did from workshops, seminars or panel sessions. The simplest things become difficult like reading food labels, even with a strong magnifying glass. Opening packets and jars. Using the TV remote control or trying to read the EPG. Using the telephone when you can’t see the number to dial. Reading letters from the hospital about appointments or treatments (nothing in large print, even from the eye department!). Turning appliances on and off. Using the oven when you can’t read the temperature dial. It’s a whole other world.
There is no universal fix. But empathy, kindness, common sense and the human touch go a long way to alleviate these day to day obstacles.