Barnsley Councillor Roy Miller goes on a ‘blindfold’ walk to highlight how street clutter affects blind and partially sighted people

16 June 2017
Source: RNIB

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Places took part in a ‘blindfold’ walk around Barnsley town centre on Thursday (15 June 2017). The walk highlighted the challenges blind and partially sighted people face navigating the area.

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Rehabilitation Worker for the Visually Impaired Trailblazer Apprenticeship Briefing

9 June 2017
Source: RNIB

April 2017 Overview This briefing gives an overview of what the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard is, how it affects different organisations and progress to date regarding the rehabilitation worker for the Visually Impaired Apprenticeship Standard. What is the Trailblazer programme? As part of the government’s ambition to have 3 million apprentices by 2020, they have created the Trailblazer Programme. What is

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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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