Please let this be true, so I can use it to start my library of non-market drivers for contactless payments! Talking of which, I’ve decided to change one of the sessions at this year’s Digital Money Forum to look at non-market drivers as I thought it would make a change from technology fun and business cases. One of the drivers that we’ll be talking about is making electronic payments more accessible for disabled people, which is not a topic I’ve seen dealt with at other payment-related events recently. As you know, the Forum is a not-for-profit event and any money left over from our generous sponsors (Visa Europe and Webmoney) and you, our public, goes to a number of charities, including a number that support the disabled in a variety of ways. That’s why we’ll also be giving a complimentary copy of Brian Breed’s posthumous “From Scorn to Dignity: A Brief History of Disability”, published by Forum friend John Coleman at New European Publications, to all delegates this year.
These opinions are my own (I think) and presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]