Look on the bright side of being registered blind!

8 August 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you may be able to see enough to

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Stagecoach North bus drivers learn what it’s like to be a passenger with sight loss

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6 March 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Stagecoach North Scotland employees will take part in a training session today [Wednesday, 6 March 2019] as part of the bus operator’s pledge to make its services more accessible to blind and partially sighted people. The company which operates throughout Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Moray and the Highlands will hold a ‘swap-with-me’ event which will give its drivers a better idea of

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Take part in the RNIB survey on The Office of Road and Rail consultation on assisted travel

7 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel.   The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have launched a consultation on improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel by proposing changes to their Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance. Every train and station operator must set out the arrangements and assistance they will provide to protect the interests of disabled people

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Rail industry appoints first ombudsman to improve complaints procedure for customers

26 November 2018
Source: Rail Delivery Group

Rail industry appoints ‘Dispute Resolution Ombudsman’ to rule on complaints as part of the rail industry’s plan to change and improve. Working on behalf of train operators and Network Rail, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has appointed Dispute Resolution Ombudsman to establish the first ombudsman for the rail industry to rule on customer complaints. The independent body, which already provides

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UCL Psychology and Language Sciences: Understanding wayfinding experiences of blind and partially sighted individuals in open spaces

11 June 2018
Source: UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Maryam Bandukda, a PhD student at University College London is researching the area of wayfinding and open space navigation for people with visual impairments. She is looking for people aged 18 and above to complete a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire aims at gathering some initial information about potential participants in the research and asks for contact details should they be

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VISION 2020 UK response to the Disability and the built environment inquiry 2016

15 August 2017

Response VISION 2020 UK is dedicated to the proposition that accessible environments are key to independence. However integrated accessibility, between different areas of the public realm is a non-negotiable. You could have an incredibly accessible building next to inaccessible transport links. VISION 2020 UK considers accessibility as a wide concept that includes the prevention and elimination of obstacles that pose

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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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