Blind and partially sighted people should have access to facilities and activities in their local communities just like anyone else. Our Inclusive Communities priority area is focused on improving access to transport, hospitality settings, pavements and roads, arts and entertainment venues.
We work with local authorities to offer visual impairment awareness sessions, blindfold walks and a range of online resources to make local communities more inclusive to everyone.
Our range of online resources offer guidance to businesses and venues on how to support blind and partially sighted customers.
Projects and campaigns
Our #DistancingBlind campaign raises awareness of the social distancing challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people and provides local businesses with practical guidance to support visually impaired customers during Covid-19.
Visually Impaired people should be able to enjoy our nation’s public spaces independently and safely. Our #StreetsForAll campaign is tackling a range of issues – everything from pavement parking to street clutter and improved e-scooter safety.
Visual impairment awareness video for taxi drivers in Bristol
Bristol Sight Loss Council worked with Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset police to produce a visual impairment awareness video for taxi drivers.
Sunderland Council commits to accessible street designs pledge
Sunderland Council has committed to pledges calling for improved and accessible street designs for blind and partially sighted pedestrians, in response to our #StreetsForAll campaign.
Audio described Royal Collection Trust paintings
Six members from Gloucestershire, Bristol, Merseyside, and the Black Country Sight Loss Councils took part in a pilot online art description project, opening up Royal Collection Trust paintings to visually impaired art lovers.
First Bus: Social distancing information video
Bristol Sight Loss Council worked with First Bus on a video with social distancing information for blind and partially sighted passengers.