The Government agrees that buses should do the talking

19 October 2016
Source: Guide Dogs

All buses in Great Britain could become talking buses, following a Government amendment to the Bus Services Bill. This change gives the Transport Secretary the power to require all buses to be fitted with audio-visual technology, that provides next stop and final destination information. This vital technology means that people living with sight loss could use buses with greater independence

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TFL: Bus Stop Bypasses monitoring recruitment

16 June 2016
Source: TFL

TFL are currently undertaking work monitoring bus stop bypasses and we are looking for participants to assess them. They are interested to hear from blind and visually impaired people, mobility impaired people, deaf and hard of hearing people, as well as people with learning and communications difficulties, as well as those with mental health issues. Become involved in the future

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Scottish 20mph Default Moves Closer

13 June 2016
Source: 20's Plenty

The first Scottish 20mph Conference moved the debate forward on a National 20mph limit.  20mph was clearly popular amongst delegates with 95% “favouring a national default 20mph limit”. Conference-goers agreed 20’s Plenty. The Scottish Government can lead on a 20mph default for built up areas as best value for money in raising everyday road safety and liveability. The City of

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Documents for the Meeting of the VISION 2020 UK Travel and Transport Committee 20.06.16

31 May 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

Documents for the Meeting of the VISION 2020 UK Travel and Transport Committee 20.06.16  

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Attach 1 - Agenda For VISION 2020 UK Travel & Transport Cmte, 200616
Attach 1 - Agenda For VISION 2020 UK Travel & Transport Cmte, 200616
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Attach 2 - VISION 2020 UK TTC Minutes (Final) 2016-02-10
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RLSB and Wayfindr supporting blind and partially sighted people to travel independently

4 May 2016
Source: RLSB and Wayfindr

In March 2014 the RLSB Youth Forum released England’s first ever manifesto for vision impaired young people. It represented the views of vision impaired young people, to bring the community together and make changes that will improve life for future generations. One of the key issues highlighted in the manifesto is transport. Following this our Youth Forum worked with ustwo, a digital product studio, to investigate solutions to independent travel. In 2015 RLSB founded

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Report on House of Lords Enquiry into Disability Element of the Equality Act

24 March 2016
Source: House of Lords

  The House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability investigating  the Act’s impact on disabled people has concluded that the Government is failing in its duty of care to disabled people. From taxi drivers refusing to take disabled people, to “disgraceful” accessibility at sports grounds, to pubs and clubs failing to provide disabled toilets, the

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TFL: Assistance dogs campaign

12 February 2016
Source: Transport for London

TFL have listened to customers’ and stakeholders’ concerns about being refused travel or charged more by drivers, so they have developed a new campaign with input from members of Assistance Dogs UK. The campaign aims to educate private hire drivers and operators on their obligations and tells passengers with assistance dogs what rights they have, including that their dogs are

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Private Hire Services And Assistance Booklet
Private Hire Services And Assistance Booklet
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Private Hire Services And Assistance Dogs Poster
Private Hire Services And Assistance Dogs Poster
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RLSB: Wayfindr

3 December 2015
Source: RLSB

What if vision impaired people could navigate independently using their smartphones?  Wayfindr is the first open standard for audio-based navigation, stemming from a productive collaboration between ustwo (a global digital product studio) and the RLSB Youth Forum. To tackle the challenge of independent travel for vision impaired people, Wayfindr is setting the standard for audio navigation using your smartphone. We are working

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