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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
Our 2021 highlights
It’s been a busy year for Sight Loss councils, from hosting our first ever Sight Loss Councils Conference, to launching six new Sight Loss Councils nationwide! Read our highlights for 2021.
My university experience as a visually impaired student
Read about Black Country SLC member Natalie's time at university and her plans to apply her experience and knowledge gained during her degree to her role as a Black Country Sight Loss Council member.
How accessible are the new Merseyrail trains?
Merseyrail invited Merseyside Sight Loss Council members on an exclusive tour of their new trains to familiarise themselves in advance of them going into service.
Webinar recording: Accessible sports and leisure VI Forum in the West Midlands
In July, West Midlands Sight Loss Council held a VI forum all about accessible sports and activities for blind and partially sighted people in the region. Watch a subtitled recording of the seminar here.
“Small changes make a big difference”
Black Country Sight Loss Council teamed up with National Express to deliver its first-ever 'Meet the Buses' event at Wolverhampton bus depot. Read all about the event here.
Complete our Accessible Information Standard Survey
Do you experience barriers to receiving medical information? Let us know about your experiences with accessible NHS information in our Accessible Information Standard survey.
Voting now open for Rodney Powell Award for Volunteering
Voting is now open for the inaugural Rodney Powell Award for Volunteering which includes many of our Sight Loss Council members.
Influencing Change: An interview with Jules Lee
Julie (Jules) Lee joined Merseyside Sight Loss Council in September 2020.. Since then she has been involved in many of its activities and campaigns. We interviewed Jules to find out more on the projects she feels passionate about and the impact Sight Loss Council members make.
Blue badge ban will shut out disabled residents from York city centre
York Council’s plans to permanently ban blue badge holders from driving in pedestrianised streets during the day will shut disabled people out of the city centre, warns York Sight Loss Council.
Webinar recording: Inclusive sport in Tyne and Wear
Watch a recording of our June webinar to find out what accessible sports and activities are available in Tyne and Wear and how you can get involved.
#StreetsForAll: Making streets safer for blind and partially sighted people
Sight Loss Councils have been campaigning over the last eight months to make our public spaces safer and more accessible for blind and partially sighted pedestrians with our #StreetsForAll campaign.
Sight Loss Councils back Equal Pavements Pledge
Sight Loss Councils have joined forces with London pan-disability group Transport for All to promote the importance of accessible streets as part of our #StreetsForAll campaign.
Walking blind in Birmingham: Understanding the safety issues e-scooters pose
Sight Loss Councils and Voi Technology invited Birmingham City Officials to experience the issues e-scooters pose blind and partially sighted pedestrians.
TIER publishes UK Safety Board’s interim report on e-scooters
Sight Loss Councils and Thomas Pocklington Trust welcomes the interim report from the UK safety board led by e-scooter operator Tier.
Thomas Pocklington Trust Launches Rodney Powell volunteering award
Thomas Pocklington Trust launches the Rodney Powell award for Volunteering, to recognise the contribution volunteers make to the charity and the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Webinar recording: accessible transport in Bedfordshire
In June, the Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council held a webinar on accessible transport. Watch the recording below to find out what StageCoach East, Luton Council and Govia ThamesLink railway are...
New Emergency Alerts service to be tested in Reading
A new Emergency Alerts service will be tested in Reading on 29 June between 1 and 2pm.
‘Volunteering has raised up my confidence’ Mary Gilbertson
Volunteering for the Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council has raised up Mary's confidence and led her to co-host a sport webinar and do an interview on BBC local radio.
Charities call for urgent improvement of rail safety
Thomas Pocklington Trust/ Sight Loss Councils calls on Network Rail and Department for Transport to urgently install missing warning tactile surface from railway platforms.
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.
‘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 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.
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