We created a short film to help people not feel awkward interacting with blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus situation.
Two thirds of blind and partially sighted people tell us they feel less independent than before lockdown, that's why we’re asking the Government to:
As businesses begin to reopen, making changes to protect staff and customers is so important and it is essential these changes are accessible for blind and partially sighted customers.
We have created some best practice guidelines to help businesses understand how they can help their blind and partially sighted customers with these changes.
Social distancing relies on being able to see where others are, something that’s impossible for many people with sight loss, and this has impacted on people’s independence and confidence.
Take our 'Sight loss and social distancing quiz' to find out more about the challenges and how you can help and then share with your family and friends.
If you are blind or partially sighted, why not share your tops tips for making social distancing more accessible, which we will compile and share with other blind and partially sighted people to help each other get through these unsettling times.
You could also share our summary guidance for businesses with your local shops or gym. Our guidance helps businesses understand how to support their blind and partially sighted customers with any social distancing measures they have made to make their premises safe for customers and staff.
We began our #WorldUpsideDown campaign on the world-famous Piccadilly Lights. With the support of several household brands, we ran an advertisement which appeared to turn Piccadilly Lights upside down.