July 13, 2008

Braille Form for Air Traffic Control Jobs

An airport advertised for an air traffic controller with good vision, but said applicants could use a Braille form to apply.

The website for St Mary's Airport, on the Isles of Scilly,

says controllers need to be able to observe changing weather.

But the advert for a fourth controller for the airport said

applicants could ask for an application pack in larger text, Braille or an audio format.

A spokesman for the Council of the Isles of Scilly, which runs the airport, said the alternative formats were offered on all job adverts.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind praised the council for "good practice".

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