Thanks, Simon, though I think that data protection is a bit of a stretch.
Am I right in thinking that some Smart phones have a facility for reading displays aloud once you have taken a picture? I’ve never tried it.
There is also “Be-My-Eyes” application.
But, I agree that talking Smart meters should be fitted as standard – lots of meters are in places where it is difficult to see, if one can.
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From: simon mahoney <email@example.com>
Sent: 05 October 2022 1459
Subject: talking smart meter displayd
For many of us the energy
Crisis has passed the point
Where it is a joke.
The main tool we have to
Control our use of energy
Is the smart meter.
Unfortunately this is , for many
Of us, inaccessible as we cannot
Read the information.
This means we have to ask
A third party to read our display,
But only when they are available.
This is a clear breach
Of Data Protection.
It is also contrary to the
Equality Act 2010.
This Act can apply to many things and its basic premise is as follows
“any entity providing goods and services must take reasonable steps
To ensure that those goods and services
Are available to all,
Regardless of disability”
I am happy to report that
There are now available smart meter
Displays with text to speech. In other words
You can find details on
The RNIB web site.
I have requested that my energy supplier provide me
With one. They have done this
As is my right and their duty.
After some initial connection
Issues [none of us knew what the
Hell we were doing!]. the patience
Of Job and unfailing courtesy on both
Sides it is now connected.
It is child’s play to use.
The best feature is that
It is easy to turn the speech on and off!
You now have the information and the relevant Act to quote.