RNIB: Voting and elections

8 May 2017

All voters have a right to vote independently and in secret, and local authorities have to ensure that polling stations are accessible to people with sight loss. Making voting at the polling station accessible There are a number of different ways local authorities can make polling booths accessible, including the use of large print ballot forms, a simple tactile aid

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Action for Blind People merged with RNIB

3 April 2017
Source: RNIB/Action for Blind People

On 1 April 2017, Action for Blind People merged with RNIB. This allows us to help more blind and partially sighted people by combining our services, knowledge and expertise within one charity. Action’s vital work will continue through RNIB. For further information please go to: RNIB and Action

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Arriva sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter to improve travel for blind and partially sighted people

29 March 2017
Source: RNIB

Arriva UK Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The UK’s five main bus operators [1] have now pledged their commitment to the Charter.

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RNIB: Transitions to adulthood: Longitudinal study of transitions experiences of blind and partially sighted young people (Phase 2)

28 February 2017
Source: RNIB

This longitudinal research project was designed in 2009 by a team from RNIB and VICTAR (Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research at the University of Birmingham). The key objectives of the project are: To track the process of transition for blind and partially sighted young people from ages 14 and 16 for five years To identify the roles of

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