E-scooter operator TIER commits to acoustic alert system

E-scooter operator TIER's CEO commits to installing acoustic vehicle alert system to its scooters to provide warning to blind and partially sighted pedestrians. Read more

E-scooter trials: Guidance for local authorities and e-scooter rental operators

Due to Covid19, we’re being encouraged to use alternative forms of transport. One of the options favoured by the government is e-scooters. In fact, the government has allowed trials of e-scooters to take place, as long as they are rented from a licenced operator. At first glance, their introduction seems like a good idea. Read more

Bristol and Gloucestershire VI forums: talking Covid19 support

We recently held two VI forums, one in Bristol and one in Gloucestershire, where blind and partially sighted people gathered on zoom to network and share their Covid-19 experiences. Read more

BBC Radio Gloucester Interview: Ines and Alun talk social distancing

Engagement Manager Alun Davies, and Gloucester Sight Loss Council Member Ines Higgins, have been on BBC Radio Gloucester talking about the challenges and solutions to social distancing when visually impaired. Read more

Covid-19 Guidance: How to put on and remove a mask safely when you are blind or partially sighted

From the 15th of June the government have made it compulsory that you wear a face mask or face covering when you access public transport, hospitals or other health settings. It is also advisable to wear a face-covering when in shops to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you. Read more

COVID-19 guidance: 6 ways health settings can support blind and partially sighted people

Do you work in a hospital or GP surgery? Ever wondered how you can support visually impaired people whilst socially distancing?   Check out these six handy tips developed by our blind and partially sighted Sight Loss Council members. Read more