Sight Loss Councils slam Transport Committee’s latest report on e-scooters

Sight Loss Councils, which advocate for blind and partially sighted people across the UK, have slammed a report on e-scooters, just published by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. Read more

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

Stagecoach West makes buses more accessible

Stagecoach West has introduced a new AV system on its buses in consultation with Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council. Read more

Greater Manchester VI forum

Join the Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council visual impairment (VI) forum, on Friday 28 August. 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