Orange bus icon denoting transport themeTransport is a huge issue for blind and partially sighted people everywhere and significantly impacts on independent living. 40% of blind and partially sighted people are unable to make all the journeys that they want or need to make. This is mainly due to lack of accessibility, availability, mobility and confidence issues and not being able to travel alone.

Sight Loss Councils work with local transport companies to improve their accessibility and staff training so that blind and partially sighted people can confidently use public transport.

 

Success in Transport

Birmingham Sight Loss Council have worked with stakeholders such as West Midlands Combined Authority to raise awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people through training videos. The videos were developed by West Midlands Combined Authority and will be shown to every new bus driver as part of their core training. You can watch the videos here

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