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On my street

  • Salford MP, Council and Police staff take blindfold walk challenge

    Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, staff from Salford Council’s Highways team, Councillors and Police Community Support Officers took part in a blindfold walk around Salford on 12 August to understand the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face getting out and about in Salford.

  • Newcastle campaigners take council leader on blindfold walk

    Newcastle City Council Deputy Leader Joyce McCarty took part in a blindfold walk around the city centre on 5 August to find out the biggest challenges that blind and partially sighted people face getting around Newcastle.

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Retail and Leisure

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Accessible information

  • Remote control in the foreground pointing at a blurred TV screen

    Do you want Ofcom to ensure that TV programme guides are made accessible? Please say so!

    Many blind and partially sighted people tell us that they have difficulty using, or find it impossible to use, their TV’s on-screen electronic programme guides. The communications regulator is now seriously considering revising its “Code of Practice” regarding EPGs and we need you to tell them what you think of it.

  • Success! A win in the fight for accessible information

    NHS England has brought in an accessible information standard. This new standard means people with sight loss should now receive information such as appointment reminders and test results in an accessible format 'by right and without a fight'.

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Bus campaigning

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Education campaigning

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Employment campaigns

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    2015 Budget

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivered his final Budget before the General Election on 18 March, emphasising the need to put "economic security first", to ensure continued economic improvement, and a reduction in the deficit.

  • Access to work changes announced

    The Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper MP, has published a statement outlining a number of changes to the Access to Work Scheme (ATW). From October 2015, the Government will provide awards up to a limit set at one and half times the average salary (a limit of £40,800 per person per year), this will be up rated in line with the level of average salaries.

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Protecting welfare support

  • Your experience of claiming benefits

    As part of the DBC, we've put together four surveys asking about your experiences of claiming PIP, the impact of moving from DLA to PIP, getting support with housing costs and claiming ESA.

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    Proposed abolition of Work-Related Activity payment

    In his July Budget, the Chancellor announced changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for future claimants placed in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG).

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Eye health campaigning

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Sight loss advisers

  • Calling all staff working in eye departments…

    Do you work in an eye department in the UK? If so, please take 5 minutes to answer a short survey about the impact sight loss advisers have on eye departments.

  • All hail the Kings

    We have great news! After continued campaigning, this month King’s Hospital in Denmark Hill based in South East London, are introducing a sight loss adviser service to their eye department.

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Social care

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Envision network

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Other campaigning

  • Tech support in the East Midlands

    Sarah Leadbetter, a Volunteer Campaign Co-ordinator, has formed her own technology support group in Leicestershire. Find out more and how you can join.

  • Stevenage volunteer wins court case

    Siobhan Dilley is celebrating after her court victory against a taxi driver who refused to take Siobhan and her guide dog Mac.

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East of england

Campaigning news from the East of England 

  • Colchester Mayor takes blindfold walk challenge

    Local campaigners Phil Lee and Sam Tracey took Councillor Theresa Higgins, Mayor of Colchester, on a blindfold walk to highlight the challenges of A-boards, cafe furniture and a lack of rotating cones at crossings along Colchester High Street.

  • Stevenage volunteer wins court case

    Siobhan Dilley is celebrating after her court victory against a taxi driver who refused to take Siobhan and her guide dog Mac.

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East midlands

Campaigning news from the East midlands 

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London

Campaigning news from London

  • Newham Councillors take blindfold walk challenge

    Councillors from the London Borough of Newham and local volunteer campaigner, Mohammed Mohsan Ali, took part in a blindfold walk around the area on 21 July to highlight the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face when getting out and about in the area.

  • BeTwicks and between obstacles

    London volunteer campaigner, Jackie Venus made a film of her walk around the centre of Twickenham on 3 July in order to show her experiences of the many obstacles she faces each time she goes out.

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North east

Campaigning news from the North East 

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North west

Campaigning news from the North west 

  • Salford MP, Council and Police staff take blindfold walk challenge

    Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, staff from Salford Council’s Highways team, Councillors and Police Community Support Officers took part in a blindfold walk around Salford on 12 August to understand the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face getting out and about in Salford.

  • MP takes blindfold walk around Clitheroe

    A blindfold walk around Clitheroe was held with Nigel Evans, MP for Ribble Valley, Council officers and Lancashire volunteer campaigner Mike Tupper on 11 July in order to highlight the main street obstructions in the town centre.

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South east

Campaigning news from the South east 

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South west

Campaigning news from the South west 

  • South West campaigners lobby council on rehab services

    RNIB volunteer campaigners Steve Hyde and Josie Iles met with Bath and North East Somerset Council to press for improvements to rehabilitation services on 5 August.

  • Bath councillors take part in 'blindfold' walk

    Leading Bath councillors Anthony Clarke and Martin Veale took part in a blindfold walk around Bath on 8 July to highlight the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face when getting out and about in their local areas.

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West midlands

Campaigning news from the West midlands 

  • Telford Councillor goes on blindfold walk

    Councillor Overton, Deputy Leader of Telford Council, took part in a blindfold walk on 20 July with local campaigner John Walker in order to understand the difficulties blind and partially sighted people when getting out and about in the area.

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    Clinical Commissioning Group u-turn on eye treatment policy following RNIB intervention

    We've been lobbying Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group for many months to ensure that patients with wet age-related macular degeneration can access all the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approved treatments for their condition.

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Yorkshire and humber

Campaigning news from Yorkshire and Humber

  • Working to get a street charter in Hull

    Ann Kohler, our Hull Volunteer Campaign Coordinator has been busy campaigning for accessible streets in her area.

  • Making Better Barnsley better for people with sight loss

    Local campaigners led a Blindfold Walk event on 1 July in order to help the Better Barnsley Team, responsible for delivering the Town’s three year public realm scheme, understand the difficulties people with sight loss have moving around Barnsley's town centre.

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Europe and worldwide

Campaigning news from Europe and worldwide

  • Envision campaigner meets North West MEP

    Envision member, Alba de Toro Nozal met with North West MEP, Afzal Khan in Manchester on 19 June to talk about accessible apps and everyday goods.

  • A car crash waiting to happen?

    Electric and hybrid cars present a real risk to blind and partially sighted people. That's why we're working with the UN to ensure that their global regulation on these silent vehicles meet our concerns.

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