Buses are the principal form of transport for blind and partially sighted (BPS) people. But they simply aren’t accessible enough to enable blind and partially sighted people to travel independently. We are here to change this.
69 per cent of public transport journeys in Great Britain were made on local buses in the financial year ending 2021. They are the most heavily used public transport mode by people with mobility difficulty.
BPS people can face a range of challenges accessing bus services, including having to navigate unfamiliar layouts whilst the bus is travelling.
Our Sight Loss Councils work regularly with local transport authorities and operators to improve accessibility. This includes by raising awareness of the needs of BPS customers and running highly successful ‘Meet the Buses’ events across the country. We also regularly run campaigns to raise issues with and enact national change through government ministers and MPs.