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

  • Save our pelican

    Back in February, TfL launched a consultation to extend the North South scheme to King's Cross and right past RNIB’s flagship office, a proposal that we're alarmed by. Find out what we've been doing to save our pelican crossing.

  • Car parked on pavement

    South West campaigners press police candidates on pavement parking

    Volunteer campaigners across the South West have been urging Police and Crime Commissioner candidates to do more to tackle pavement parking, as part of our Who put that there! campaign.

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Retail and Leisure

  • Beacon of hope

    Milton Keynes Volunteer Campaign Coordinator and RNIB Connect team member, Padma Cheriyan has been campaigning for a navigation system at her local shopping centre, Centre MK.

  • 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.

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Accessible information

  • Queen’s Speech 2016

    The new Government’s legislative programme was outlined on Wednesday 18 May in the Queen’s Speech. A number of new bills will be introduced under this Parliament. Find out about the bills to be introduced under this Parliament.

  • Voting - how was it for you?

    The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone of our democracy. As the nation heads out to the polls in this year’s local and devolved nations elections and EU referendum, we'd like to hear from you.

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Transport campaigning

  • Brighton bus accessibility day celebrating our Bus Charter

    Campaigners from across the London and the south east joined members of the public in Brighton for a Bus Accessibility Day on 19 May to celebrate Brighton and Hove Buses and their sister company Metro Buses, signing up to our bus charter.

  • Queen’s Speech 2016

    The new Government’s legislative programme was outlined on Wednesday 18 May in the Queen’s Speech. A number of new bills will be introduced under this Parliament. Find out about the bills to be introduced under this Parliament.

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Education campaigning

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Employment campaigns

  • Money

    New Work and Pensions Secretary promises 'no plans' for further welfare cuts

    We were really pleased to hear on 21 March that the government has chosen not to proceed with any of the proposed changes to PIP. On top of this, Stephen Crabb MP told Parliament, that ‘we have no further plans to make welfare savings’. Find out more about the announcement.

  • Victory in defending PIP for people with sight loss!

    We’re absolutely thrilled that the Government has withdrawn its proposals to reduce PIP entitlement by changing the rules on the use of aids and appliances. This is fantastic news, thank you so much to everyone who took action on the campaign.

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Protecting welfare support

  • Money

    New Work and Pensions Secretary promises 'no plans' for further welfare cuts

    We were really pleased to hear on 21 March that the government has chosen not to proceed with any of the proposed changes to PIP. On top of this, Stephen Crabb MP told Parliament, that ‘we have no further plans to make welfare savings’. Find out more about the announcement.

  • Victory in defending PIP for people with sight loss!

    We’re absolutely thrilled that the Government has withdrawn its proposals to reduce PIP entitlement by changing the rules on the use of aids and appliances. This is fantastic news, thank you so much to everyone who took action on the campaign.

See all Protecting welfare support news

Eye health campaigning

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Sight loss advisers

  • Tracey Wilson with Ben Bradshaw

    Exeter MP visits vital sight loss adviser service

    Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter, met the sight loss adviser at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on 6 April, to learn about her vital role for people experiencing sight loss.

  • MP visits Torbay's sight loss adviser

    Torbay MP, Kevin Foster, visited the sight loss adviser at Torbay Hospital on 12 February to learn more about the vital role of a sight loss adviser.

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Social care

  • Devon drops plan to increase social care charges

    Following objections from us, local residents and other organisations, Devon County Council has abandoned plans to increase charges for social care services.

  • ‘See and Plan’

    Our rehabilitation campaign continues, with the launch of our new campaign ‘See and Plan’. Find out more about the campaign and get involved.

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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.

See all Envision network news

Other campaigning

  • Child reading braille

    Bristol Water commit to accessible ID badges

    Following a local campaign, utility company Bristol Water has agreed to include information on their staff identity badges in Braille.

  • We quizzed the candidates

    For the past six months we've been working with Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability, British Deaf Association and others to arrange a question time event for the 4 main candidates wishing to be London's Mayor.

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East of england

Campaigning news from the East of England 

  • Norwich councillors undertake blindfold walk challenge

    On 25 April, Norwich resident Joy Croft took two local councillors on a blindfold walk to highlight how the removal of accessible pelican crossings is turning the city centre into a ‘no-go’ area for people with sight loss.

  • 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.

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East midlands

Campaigning news from the East midlands 

  • Easy Link Bus service launches in Nottingham

    Nottingham City Council have replaced their Dial a Ride bus service with a newer and more efficient Easy Link Bus service for disabled people to use throughout Nottingham City.

  • 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.

See all East midlands news

London

Campaigning news from London

  • Save our pelican

    Back in February, TfL launched a consultation to extend the North South scheme to King's Cross and right past RNIB’s flagship office, a proposal that we're alarmed by. Find out what we've been doing to save our pelican crossing.

  • We quizzed the candidates

    For the past six months we've been working with Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability, British Deaf Association and others to arrange a question time event for the 4 main candidates wishing to be London's Mayor.

See all London news

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 

  • Brighton bus accessibility day celebrating our Bus Charter

    Campaigners from across the London and the south east joined members of the public in Brighton for a Bus Accessibility Day on 19 May to celebrate Brighton and Hove Buses and their sister company Metro Buses, signing up to our bus charter.

  • Beacon of hope

    Milton Keynes Volunteer Campaign Coordinator and RNIB Connect team member, Padma Cheriyan has been campaigning for a navigation system at her local shopping centre, Centre MK.

See all South east news

South west

Campaigning news from the South west 

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West midlands

Campaigning news from the West midlands 

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Yorkshire and humber

Campaigning news from Yorkshire and Humber

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Europe and worldwide

Campaigning news from Europe and worldwide

  • New EU law to make websites and apps more accessible

    We thrilled to announce that on 3 May, Members of the European Parliament reached a ground-breaking political deal with governments across Europe to ensure that all public sector websites and apps are made accessible.

  • Concerns over Government position on EU Web Directive

    We’ve been working with our colleagues at the European Blind Union and across Europe to ensure that the future European Directive on accessibility of public websites makes a real difference for blind and partially sighted people in the UK.

See all Europe and worldwide news