South west news
Campaigning news from the South west
First West of England pledges to support passengers with sight loss and launches 'Talking Buses' in BristolEnglish
First West of England is beginning to roll out 'talking bus technology' on many of its buses in Bristol as well as running Swap with me events across the region in partnership with RNIB.
Tony Williams, the Chief Executive of Bournemouth Borough Council, spent 23 July wearing sim specs at work after being challenged by one of his colleagues with sight loss to spend a day in her shoes.
Bristol West MP, Stephen Williams met with Bristol Eye Hospital ECLO, Laura Kirby, on Friday 16 May
Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne joined RNIB campaigners and representatives of Somerset Sight at a “Swap with Me” event on 27 June to discover the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face when travelling by bus.
"We've got an amazing record of success in the region and a great team of volunteer campaigners..."