All public transport providers have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make their services accessible. Despite that, the standard of accessibility on public transport isn’t high enough to allow independent travel. We are here to change this.
Our #MakeTransportAccessible campaign aim to ensure blind and partially sighted people can rely on accessible public transport to travel independently and safely, and live the lives they want to live.
To create this change, we work with transport operators, local authorities, the media, central government, ministers and MPs. This includes our joint call with Thomas Pocklington Trust for an urgent national government strategy to tackle accessibility issues raised in the recent ticket office consultation.
We prioritise our work starting where the journey begins – at the train station.
“It is so important to make transport accessible for our blind and partially sighted community as we are heavily reliant on public transport for our daily life and to access social and work opportunities. Making transport accessible enables us to be more confident, safe, active and independent.”
Sight Loss Council member, Vidya