Comedians’ mouths are watering over news that an airport in Great Britain has clarified, in advertisements seeking an air-traffic controller, that the job applications are available in Braille. Sure, the position requires 20/20 vision, but St. Mary’s Airport on the Isles of Scilly (off the southwest tip of Cornwall) was loathe to disenfranchise any applicants, no matter how horribly underqualified. Current controller Keri Jones admits, “We have had loads of calls about it and people generally find it quite funny." She adds: “The islands are always at the cutting edge of innovation, so it would certainly be something for Scilly to have the world’s first blind air traffic controller.” Yeah, it would be something all right.
—Posted by David Kiefaber