Ever wondered how visually impaired people read a menu?
The truth is, it’s a huge problem!
There are more than two million people with a visual impairment in the UK. Their conditions range from those who are totally blind through to people whose vision can’t be corrected by even the strongest of glasses.
As a business how do you accommodate what equates to one in every 30 people? To their credit, some restaurants offer Braille and special large print versions of their menus but did you know that fewer than 1% of people with visual impairment can read Braille?
And what happens if you change the menu more than a couple of times a year?
So how do most visually impaired people find out what’s on the menu when they go out to eat?
- 87% rely on a dining companion or waiter to read them the menu.
- 91% told up that being able to read the menu themselves makes the dining experience more inclusive and enjoyable.
Visually impaired people are sociable creatures. They love food, wine and beer, and above all else, they value their independence. Basically, they just want to be treated like anybody else.
Good Food Talks is a platform (and soon to be iPhone app) that empowers people with visual impairments to access and browse
restaurant menus on their smartphones,tablets and computers in the way that most suits them and their vision, whether out and about or at home.
- Listen to the menu
- View it in a large text format
- View it with inverted colours
- View it using the Open Dyslexic font
Good Food Talks is and always will be free to access for all users.
Lesley-Anne Alexander, RNIB CEO
How do you get your restaurant on Good Food Talks?
Quite simply – All you need to do is send your menu through to us and we’ll enter it into our bespoke platform, giving you a fully accessible menu without a hastle. Furthermore, our team will make sure that your menu is kept up-to-date on the GFT system.
Prices start at £199 a year for a single restaurant. Discounts available for chains.
What do you need to do to get started?
- Call us: 020 7205 4481
- Email us at:
- Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours to find the best solution for you.