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#StreetsForAll: Phase 1: E-scooters and pavement parking
#StreetsForAll Phase 2: Inaccessible street designs
Employment and Skills resources
Health and Well-being resources
Inclusive Communities resources
The roadmap out of lockdown
COVID-19: resources for blind and partially sighted people
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.
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.
Celebrating our amazing volunteers this December
Join us in our celebrations to thank our amazing volunteers as we approach the end of another year and find out how you can get involved!
Sight Loss Council pilot opens up masterpieces to visually impaired people
A pilot online art description project involving six Sight Loss Councils members has led Royal Collection Trust to launch free monthly sessions, opening up masterpieces to blind and partially sighted people across the country.
Volunteer Managers Day: ‘Don’t let your visual impairment stop you’
For Volunteer Managers Day, Iain Mitchell, Engagement Manager for the Sight Loss Councils, reflects on his job and shares his advice on the importance of networking and seizing opportunities when looking for work.
Purple Tuesday: ‘Inaccessible websites can take away my independence’
For Purple Tuesday, Merseyside Sight Loss Council member Laura Kennedy talks about how shopping has changed for her during lockdown and how inaccessible websites can take away her ability to shop independently.
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.
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.
Stagecoach West makes buses more accessible
Stagecoach West has introduced a new AV system on its buses in consultation with Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council.
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