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  • Campaign success - taxi driver fined for Guide Dog refusal


    A taxi driver has been fined £2,100 for refusing to carry a blind woman and her guide dog.

    Campaigner Sue Smith was supported by RNIB to make the complaint to TC Cars and Solihull Council after she was left by the driver outside the RNIB office in Birmingham. The driver in question refused to take Sue and her Guide Dog Sonny, saying that his car wasn't big enough to carry him.

  • West Midlands campaigners have their say on NHS accessible information


    On 23 September campaigners attended a workshop in Birmingham about NHS England's accessible information standard.The accessible information standard is being developed to make sure that health and social care providers have a systematic approach to recording and responding to patients' communication and information needs.

  • MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth goes on blindfold bus journey


    On 20 August, Dan Byles, MP North Warwickshire and Bedworth, went on a blindfold bus journey with a group of local campaigners and staff from the Warwickshire Association for the Blind as part of our ‘Stop for me, speak to me’ campaign.

  • Marcus Jones MP takes part in blindfold bus journey


    On 24 July, local campaigner Steve Plumpton took Marcus Jones, MP for Nuneaton, on a blindfold bus journey so that he understands the difficulty blind and partially residents face when travelling by bus.

  • Solihull crossing under threat


    As part of a town centre improvement project, Solihull Council is proposing to remove two controlled crossings in the busy town centre.

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