How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people

When a ‘chip and signature’ payment card is refused, the impact
on a shopper’s dignity is huge

My mother was gleeful. We had identified a pair of designer
trainers coveted by her grandson and she had resolved to buy them
for his Christmas present. She braved the Saturday scrum in
Footasylum, queued on painful legs for the till and wrestled the
shoebox into her shopping bag. It was then she was told that her
custom was not allowed.

Like many people with disabilities, my mother uses a “chip and
signature” debit card because she is unable to manage a pin. The
cards, issued by Visa and Mastercard, operate in the same way as
chip and pin, except that when they are inserted into a card
reader, a message informs the trader that a signature is
required.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people