Campaigning

On this page you will find the latest RNIB campaigning news by topic or region. (Follow this link to see them all in one place if you'd prefer) Keep up to date with the latest issues by subscribing to our campaign update enewsletter.

On my street

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Retail and Leisure

  • Retail challenge in Leeds

    Volunteer Campaign Coordinators Charlotte Proctor and Ann Kohler have been working with young people from the National Citizenship Service to raise awareness of the barriers people with sight loss face when shopping independently.

  • Making menus accessible in Milton Keynes

    RNIB Volunteer Campaign Coordinator for Milton Keynes, Padma Cheriyan, has been speaking to local restaurants, cafes and pubs about how a PenFriend could make their menus accessible to blind and partially sighted people in the city:

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Accessible information

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Transport campaigning

  • Campaigning for better audio announcements on trains in the East of England

    Campaigners in the East of England are fed up with the audio announcements being turned off on trains and are working hard to persuade rail operators to stop this happening. They’d like to encourage other passengers to raise this issue with their local operators.

  • Carlisle bus drivers Swap with me

    Campaigners from Cumbria swapped places with drivers and managers at Stagecoach’s bus station in Carlisle as part of our Stop for me, Speak to me campaign on 21 October.

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Education campaigning

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Employment campaigns

  • Victory in the Lords over proposed cut to ESA

    The House of Lords has voted against a proposed cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following intensive lobbying by RNIB campaigners.

  • Over 140 campaigners lobby MPs to fight benefit cuts

    As part of the Disability Benefits Consortium, of which we are a member, we held a successful lobby of Parliament on 13 January 2016 on the proposed cuts to support for new Employment and Support Allowance claimants in the Work Related Activity Group.

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Protecting welfare support

  • Victory in the Lords over proposed cut to ESA

    The House of Lords has voted against a proposed cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following intensive lobbying by RNIB campaigners.

  • Over 140 campaigners lobby MPs to fight benefit cuts

    As part of the Disability Benefits Consortium, of which we are a member, we held a successful lobby of Parliament on 13 January 2016 on the proposed cuts to support for new Employment and Support Allowance claimants in the Work Related Activity Group.

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Eye health campaigning

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Sight loss advisers

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Social care

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Envision network

  • Young campaigners visit Parliament

    Last month, members of Envision had a rare opportunity to visit Parliament. The event followed on from a day’s training on campaign skills, the role of Parliament and influencing MPs. Members also worked together to further develop their employment campaign.

  • Sign up for exciting young campaigns network training event

    Are you 18-30 and blind or partially sighted? Sign up to join RNIB's young campaigns network's training day on access to employment and campaigning skills by 7 September.

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Other campaigning

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East of england

Campaigning news from the East of England 

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East midlands

Campaigning news from the East midlands 

  • Improving train travel in the East Midlands

    East Midlands Trains are keen to improve their services for customers with sight loss. So much so that from 5 to 11 October, we held a fantastic week raising awareness of access to train travel with their staff at Leicester Station.

  • Tech support in the East Midlands

    Sarah Leadbetter, a Volunteer Campaign Co-ordinator, has formed her own technology support group in Leicestershire. Find out more and how you can join.

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London

Campaigning news from London

  • Kingston Eye Department sees the benefit of a sight loss adviser

    We’ve been working with staff at Kingston Hospital, Action for Blind People and Thomas Pocklington Trust to get a sight loss adviser in place at the eye department at Kingston Hospital.

  • Blindfolded Baronesses

    The House of Lords has recently set up a committee to look at the built environment so we invited members of the committee to go on a blindfold walk with two campaigners from the VI Society of Richmond on 1 December.

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North east

Campaigning news from the North East 

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North west

Campaigning news from the North west 

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South east

Campaigning news from the South east 

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South west

Campaigning news from the South west 

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West midlands

Campaigning news from the West midlands 

  • Making a difference and protecting vital services

    Thank you to over 200 people who have taken the campaign action to help protect vital rehabilitation services. Your support is making a real difference.

  • Solihull Street Charter

    Rebecca Swift, Regional Campaigns Officer for the West Midlands, in conjunction with a focus group of local blind and partially sighted people and members of the Solihull Vulnerable Road Users group, is working with Solihull Council to create a street charter.

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Yorkshire and humber

Campaigning news from Yorkshire and Humber

  • Where can I cross the road in Tickhill?

    RNIB volunteer campaigner, Liz Franklin has launched a campaign to get more crossings put in to her small town of Tickhill.

  • Tackling inaccessible crossings in York

    Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, met with blind and partially sighted people in York to see for herself the difficulties people with sight loss face navigating around the city centre on 27 November.

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Europe and worldwide

Campaigning news from Europe and worldwide

  • Making web content accessible

    We want all apps and websites to be accessible. To make this a reality we’ve been working with European Blind Union, and Members of the European Parliament, to strengthen EU law in this area.

  • We want the EU to act

    Two and a half years ago the EU agreed that blind and partially sighted people should be able to get books in accessible formats. However, sadly we have received no signs to date that the UK has any sense of urgency about the matter.

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