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Are Sam Smiths Pubs discriminating against partially sighted?

robertfall Community member Posts: 1 Listener

I was in a Samuel Smiths pub last night and learned that a partially sighted man was told he was not allowed to read his newspaper on an electronic device because they have been banned by the owner.

There are print versions of newspapers in the pub, and fully sighted customers are allowed to read books.

This seems like discrimination to me. Do you think the partially sighted man I spoke to might have a legal case against the chain?


  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,586 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @robertfall and thank you for sharing this with us. I am unsure if there would be a legal case there, unfortunately this isn't something the community could advise on.

    However, it is an interesting discussion. Being partially sighted myself, I too would only be able to read if it was on an electronic advice and it seems unfair when that's the only way I could read!

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 9,767 Scope online community team
    An interesting issue @robertfall. I hadn't heard about this, so thanks for bringing it to our attention and welcome to the community.
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