[Ct-nfb] FW: [Ct-NFB] Fwd: [Nfb-krafters-korner] Braille gift cards

Elizabeth Rival erival at comcast.net
Thu Oct 3 16:39:03 UTC 2013

Great, also a good idea for chapters to donate door prizes to the


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Joyce Kane
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With Christmas coming up fast, I thought the below article would be of 
interest to those who know of a blind friend/family member  who love 

Starbucks to offer Braille gift cards year-round

By Gregory Wallace  @CNNMoney October 2, 2013: 5:34 PM ET

A Braille gift card will become a regular at the Starbucks registers, the 
company announced Wednesday.

The card was introduced in September 2011, and has previously been available

in limited runs during October, which is designated as the disability 
employment awareness month. It will now be part of the chain's permanent 
gift card lineup.

On the face of the card is Braille lettering that reads "Starbucks" to help 
customers differentiate it from the other cards in their wallets or purse.

The card was originally introduced at the urging of disability advocates. On

Wednesday, Starbucks said it was asked to offer the card year-round by a 
mother who said her blind daughter appreciates the independence the card 
gives her.

Kim Charlson of the Braille Authority of North America said she was not 
aware of any other companies offering a Braille gift card.

The Seattle-based chain has been the subject of several disability-related 
lawsuits, including objections to the height of their counters and the 
stores' hospitality towards deaf individuals.

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