It’s an issue that is still a hot topic for diners at restaurants across Australia.
In Victoria, for example, the number of blind dinners at some of the state’s finest restaurants is at an all-time high, according to data compiled by restaurant consultant Accurist.
In Sydney, blind dinning has been a hot-button issue for some time.
The NSW government last year said that it would be closing blind spots on restaurant menus by 2022.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) says there are more than 500 restaurants across the country that are currently blind, but only about 10 per cent of them are on average blind.
The industry has come under fire in the past for its poor record when it comes to catering for people with vision impairment.
In a 2015 report, the ABC found that the blind-spot problem at many Australian restaurants had been compounded by a lack of training and accessibility.
The Victorian Government last year announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of blind-diners in Victoria.
But the Government’s policy is only aimed at restaurants, and not cafes.
The ABC has contacted the Victorian Government for a comment.