Blind and Partially Sighted Let Down

December 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
This article presents findings of a survey conducted by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), which covers many aspects of life of over 1,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people. It was found out that the lives of these people in Great Britain are often restricted by inaccessible transport services. Of those who belong to the 16-25-year-old group, 84 percent had experienced some difficulties in travelling alone. Problems included getting accessible information about journeys, timetables and difficulty getting on and off buses and trains. The RNIB is calling for all public transportation stations and vehicles to be made fully accessible and for help to be made available to blind and partially sighted children and young people and their carers at all railways, bus and coach stations at all times.


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