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  • Salford MP, Council and Police staff take blindfold walk challenge


    Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, staff from Salford Council’s Highways team, Councillors and Police Community Support Officers took part in a blindfold walk around Salford on 12 August to understand the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face getting out and about in Salford.

  • MP takes blindfold walk around Clitheroe


    A blindfold walk around Clitheroe was held with Nigel Evans, MP for Ribble Valley, Council officers and Lancashire volunteer campaigner Mike Tupper on 11 July in order to highlight the main street obstructions in the town centre.

  • Envision campaigner meets North West MEP


    Envision member, Alba de Toro Nozal met with North West MEP, Afzal Khan in Manchester on 19 June to talk about accessible apps and everyday goods.

  • Improving access to hospitals


    East Lancashire volunteer campaigner, Mike Tupper, is busy leading on work with his local Hospital Trust in improving signage across all five of its hospitals.

  • First bus drivers swap places with passengers with sight loss


    Our latest Swap with Me event came to the First Bus depot in Bolton on Sunday 19 April. A group of blind and partially sighted passengers swapped places with First bus drivers and staff in order to understand the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face when travelling by bus.

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