Blind and partially sighted voters continue to face unacceptable barriers to exercising their democratic right to vote in secret, according to our latest report - Turned Out 2016. The report is based on a survey that asked blind and partially sighted voters about their experiences in May 2016's local, regional and Mayoral elections and the European referendum in June.
Following the 2015 General Election, we conducted a survey inviting blind and partially sighted individuals to share their voting experience. The results showed that serious barriers to access continue to make voting difficult, or impossible, for blind and partially sighted people. This was regardless of whether they voted at the polling station or by post.
For 80 per cent of the public getting cash out from a cash machine is the fastest and most convenient way to obtain cash. This still isn't the case for the vast majority of blind and partially sighted people. Our 'Make money talk' report, published in September 2011, kicked off a campaign to make Britain's cash machines accessible to blind and partially sighted people.
"Why can't I get information about my health with the same independence and confidentiality as a sighted person?" Sarah, 26.
RNIB's lost for words campaign report, published in November 2010, reveals the very real frustrations of being 'shut out' by services that simply don't provide information in a format individuals can read. This can't go on.