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2008-07-13 00:00:16

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...

2008-07-11 18:00:25

AIRPORT bosses were yesterday accused of political correctness gone mad after advertising for an air traffic controller - in BRAILLE. Bosses at St Mary's airport on the Scilly Isles say they are just honouring equal ops rules, despite stating that 20-20 vision is required. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.