Shameless Product Plug
But there is a very, very good rationale behind it. My mother and sister are somewhat fanatical about a range of bath/fragrance products that go by the name L'Occitane en Provence -- I used to think they just smelled very nice and the stores and packaging were most civilized and sophisticated. That was before I ran my thumb unwittingly over one of their boxes and realized that it was Braille. Yes. There is Braille overlay on pretty much all, if not all, L'Occitane products.
The thought that my visually impaired child will have at least one option for something deliciously frivolous and fragrant without needing a translator has made me a complete shill for this company. I don't care how expensive they are (and they are actually pretty average), I am buying their soap or bath gel or whatever until the end of my days. Let's hope that their philosophy regarding accessibility starts filtering out to other companies. In the meantime, buy something. It smells very nice.
by at June 10, 2004 7:42 PM