Every few years I've had to fight for the benefits I receive, at one stage even being told by somebody from the DLA office after another application was rejected, "they probably think that you've been registered blind for 10 years now, so you should be used to it"! Blind people don't receive the high rate mobility component of DLA, but we were promised by the government that from April next year we would be eligible to apply for it. I doubt that will go ahead now.
What I want to say to the government is that life is a struggle for the most motivated of us and for the most articulate of us, and we are shouting out extra loud against budget cuts for ourselves, and for those of us who can't!
Some times trying your best in this society just isn't enough! The majority of us want to be part of all the aspects of society so stop ignoring us and hoping we'll go away, because one day you could be one of us!
Oh there's loads more I could say, but that'll do for a start!