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Sight Loss Councils responds to shocking e-scooter safety stats
Trials of rental e-scooters in England have resulted in hundreds of injuries and over 1,000 complaints, according to an ITV Tonight investigation. Sight Loss Councils responds to the shocking findings which come as no surprise.
‘Volunteering has raised up my confidence’ Mary Gilbertson
Mary Gilbertson is a Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council member. She joined in November 2020 and in just a few months, Mary has helped facilitate a VI forum, been interviewed...
Charities call for Network Rail and Department for Transport to address rail safety faster
Leading disability rights organisations call on Network Rail and the Department for Transport to urgently install missing warning tactile surface from railway platforms in Britain before more lives are needlessly lost.
‘Being active made Lockdown more bearable’
Sight Loss Council member, Hubert, talks about his passion for playing visually impaired tennis and urges blind and partially sighted people to give it a go.
Voter ID plans: Have your say
How do you feel about the government plans to introduce photo ID requirements at polling stations in future elections?
Video: How to assist blind and partially sighted taxi passengers
Bristol Sight Loss Council has worked with Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset police to produce a video with practical guidance on how taxi drivers can assist blind passengers.
#StreetsForAll: The dangers of parking e-scooters on the pavement
Rhi, a visually impaired graduate living in Cambridge, talks about the dangers of parking e-scooters on the pavement
Webinar recording: Bristol Sight Loss Council Mayoral Hustings (28 April 2021)
Bristol Sight Loss Council, in partnership with other disability charities, hosted a hustings with the leading mayoral candidates for the local elections in Bristol on 6 May.
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.
Webinar recording: how blind people can get involved in sport and the arts
Watch the recording of our Greater Manchester VI forum, which focused on the benefits of sport and the arts for blind and partially sighted people.
Podcast: How #StreetsForAll is campaigning for e-scooter safety and accessible streets
The latest episode of the Blind Spot podcast, features our #StreetsForAll campaign, which focuses on e-scooter safety, pavement parking and inaccessible streets.
Happy Anniversary: Celebrating change in the North West
As our Greater Manchester SLC celebrates its first and Merseyside its second year anniversaries we look back at some of the work both SLCs have done to advocate for the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
Sight Loss Council launched in York
York Sight Loss Council will campaign for positive change in the city and tackle a range of issues affecting blind and partially sighted people, such as e-scooter safety and access to health and social care.
“You don’t have to be a world champion”
Steve Ewens talks about the positive difference cycling and sport has made in his life
Chris Stephens MP tables Early Day Motion on accessible vaccines
SNP MP Chris Stephens tabled an Early Day Motion, calling for the vaccination roll out and vaccine testing to be made accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
#StreetsForAll: ‘I feel more anxious about going out in future’
Agon Klinaku, a visually impaired guide dog user, talks about the impact badly placed street barriers have on his independence as part of Sight Loss Councils's #StreetsForAll campaign.
Student volunteering week: ‘Volunteering is a really good way to get into the industry you want to work in’
Sight Loss Council member, Ada Eravama, discusses skills and positive experiences she’s gained from volunteering.
Announcing the New Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council
We’re really excited to announce the launch of a new Sight Loss Council in Bedfordshire.
Student Volunteering Week: Celebrating the power of giving
During 8–14 February 2021, Sight Loss Councils and Thomas Pocklington trust are teaming up to celebrate Student Volunteering Week.
Introducing Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council
Today, we are launching a Sight Loss Council in Tyne and Wear, which will advocate for the needs of blind and partially sighted people and effect positive change in the region.
Inaccessible street designs endangering blind pedestrians
Inaccessible street designs are threatening the safety and independence of blind and partially sighted pedestrians.
Influencing change: Our 2020 highlights
discover some of the ways Sight Loss Councils have been advocating for the needs of blind and partially sighted people across the UK in 2020.
Standing up for blind and partially sighted people on vaccines and testing
SLCs are working with other sight loss sector organisations to ensure Covid testing is accessible for blind and partially sighted people. Read the guidance here.
Sight Loss Councils represented on Tier’s new Safety Board
SLCs will be represented on the new UK and Ireland safety board launched by Europe’s largest e-scooter operator Tier which aims to raise safety standards across the sector.
e-scooter operator Lime responds to concerns of blind people
e-bike and e-scooter operator Lime has responded to the concerns of blind and partially sighted people by developing new safety messaging for riders and committing to explore options for an acoustic vehicle alert system.
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