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megimoo
07-11-2008, 10:52 PM
Air traffic controller ad - in Braille

An airport has been accused of political correctness after advertising for a new air traffic controller in Braille.

Although '20/20 vision' is a requirement of the position at St Mary's airport on the Isles of Scilly, the application form is offered in both Braille and audio format.

But the operators of the airport say they are merely adhering to equal opportunity guidelines to avoid accusations of discrimination, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The airport, operated by the Council of the Isles of Scilly, is seeking a fourth air traffic controller and offering a salary of up to 36,000.

The advertisement states that applicants must have excellent vision in order to guide aircraft safely into the hilltop airport, which is often fogbound.
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A spokeswoman for the Council of the Isles of Scilly said the wording was included on all job adverts "to ensure that potential job applicants know that they can access information in a format to suit them."
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