This is following up on my previous post about Ireland’s pending ratification of the UN CRPD.
Blind people have to shoulder costs of living which do not apply to people with eye sight.
This circumstance is relatively easy to grasp – it is not some abstract notion but rather a pretty obvious fact. There are countries, such as Germany, where these costs are taken care of by the social state through a universal monthly payment to compensate what has been agreed upon by legislators and experts as recurring blindness-related costs of living.
However, not so in Ireland!
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