We’ve also been doing much, much more to tackle the challenges of social distancing.
In May, we launched research into the impact that social distancing is having on blind and partially sighted people and made recommendations to MPs and the Government, based on these insights.
We are asking the Government to:
To help with public awareness, MPs began sharing our social distancing films on social media and several questions have been raised in Parliament on these issues.Kenny MacAskill MP posed the following:
Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Vicky Foxcroft MP, who we met earlier in the year to discuss access issues around supermarkets, raised the following question:
Kate Osamor MP recently quoted a statement from our Director of Services, David Clarke, to explain the challenges of social distancing in Transport oral questions in Parliament. She shared the video of her asking the question on her Twitter feed.
Additionally, two weeks ago, we had a positive meeting with Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, to talk about how we can work together to help achieve our recommendations.
Every day this week (13 to 17 July), we’ll be running through the progress we’ve made on each of these policy recommendations, and letting you know how you can help take these issues forward and raise public awareness of the World Upside Down campaign.