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London SLCs attend 2023 CiTTi Awards
London Sight Loss Councils have presented an award, and been nominated for two awards at the 2023 City Transport and Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Awards for their work to make our streets accessible.
Priority projects respond to Listening Month findings
12 May 2023
Sight Loss Councils have prioritised street accessibility and public transport as their priority national projects for 2023-24, in response to Listening Month.
Sefton highways team learns about sight loss
10 May 2023
Sefton Council is working with Merseyside Sight Loss Council to examine the challenges obstacles on pavements create for blind and partially sighted people. The aim is to make our streets more accessible for people living with sight loss.
Network Rail unveils station accessibility plans
09 May 2023
Network Rail has responded to Thomas Pocklington Trust’s letter asking for clarification on its plans to improve the accessibility of railway stations across their network.
SLCs inform universal acoustic vehicle alert testing
04 May 2023
Sight Loss Councils have informed the latest phase of testing to find a universal acoustic vehicle alert (AVA) for shared e-scooters.
TPT raises accessibility issues in Network Rail stations
24 April 2023
Thomas Pocklington Trust has written to the Chief Executive of Network Rail regarding making their railway stations more accessible.
Barclays attend vision awareness session
21 April 2023
Barclays attended a vision awareness session ran by Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council (SLC) last week.
Bedfordshire SLC continues its work with Luton Rising
18 April 2023
Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council is continuing its work with Luton Rising on the accessibility of the newly launched Luton DART shuttle service.
Three Sight Loss Councils launch this spring
03 April 2023
We are delighted to welcome three new Sight Loss Councils to our growing network this spring. As part of our continuing expansion, we have opened Sight Loss Councils in North Yorkshire, South West London, and West Sussex. This brings the current number of SLCs in England to 18.
Government makes audio-visual announcement
31 March 2023
The Department for Transport have now announced that they will make audio visual announcements on buses mandatory by 2026
Good practice guide for Bristol’s care home staff
29 March 2023
Bristol Sight Loss Council has worked with Bristol City Council to produce a good practice guide for Bristol’s domiciliary, nursing, and residential care home staff.
Sports students at Hope University attend VI session
28 March 2023
Last week, sports students at Hope University, Liverpool, attended a vision awareness session held by Merseyside Sight Loss Council.
Network Rail Communications Award for work with Sight Loss Councils
23 March 2023
Network Rail’s Wales and Western project communications team has won a national Achieving Communications Excellence award in the Putting Passengers First category for its work with Bristol Sight Loss Council.
Access Gyms: Making VI Fitness Better
21 March 2023
Blind and partially sighted people joined London Sight Loss Council this month at their ‘Access Gyms: Making VI fitness better’ event to learn how they can get more active at leisure facilities and gyms across the capital.
West Midlands SLCs’ Listening Month event
15 March 2023
Blind and partially sighted people attended West Midlands Sight Loss Councils’ Listening Month event on 28 February to explore the issues that are most important to them.
Vision Awareness at Southport Hospital
14 March 2023
This week Merseyside Sight Loss Council delivered a vision awareness session at Southport Hospital.
Worcestershire SLC promotes local activity
10 March 2023
Worcestershire Sight Loss Council (SLC) has come together with Sight Concern Worcestershire to promote local activity and recruit new members.
Black Country SLC delivers vision awareness session
27 February 2023
Black Country Sight Loss Council delivered a vision awareness session to staff at Duncan Edwards leisure centre yesterday. The aim was to increase the accessibility of leisure facilities for blind and partially sighted people.
Celebrating our achievements
24 February 2023
Our Sight Loss Councils worked on some brilliant projects in 2022. Their hard work paid off and we saw some great results for blind and partially sighted people locally and nationally.
Have your say at local elections
21 February 2023
Ahead of this year's local elections, we are encouraging blind and partially sighted people and supporters to write to the people asking for your vote to raise their awareness of the issues that affect people with a visual impairment.
Gloucestershire Councillors participate in sim-spec walk
17 February 2023
Councillors and officers from Berkeley Town Council and Stroud District Councils joined Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council (SLC) earlier this month to participate in a simulation spectacle (sim spec) walk.
Life with Retinitis Pigmentosa
15 February 2023
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is one of the most common eye conditions in the UK today. RP is the name given to a group of inherited eye conditions called retinal dystrophies. These conditions cause a slow loss of vision, beginning with night vision and peripheral (side) vision and eventually affecting central, colour and reading vision.
Make Transport Accessible receives reply on ticket office petition
13 February 2023
As part of the #MakeTransportAccessible campaign, our partners at Thomas Pocklington Trust co-signed a letter with the National Federation of the Blind of the UK regarding the Governments' proposed changes to the staffing at railway stations and on train services across the UK.
Greater Manchester SLC deliver VI sessions at John Lewis
10 February 2023
This week Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council (SLC) delivered vision awareness sessions at John Lewis & Partners, at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Brighton and Hove City Council to review street furniture policy
07 February 2023
Brighton and Hove City Council Highway’s Transport team joined East Sussex Sight Loss Council this week to participate in a sim-spec walk. This forms part of East Sussex SLC’s ongoing work with the team to review their street furniture policy.
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