Campaigns in Northern Ireland

Campaigns in Northern Ireland

We campaign for positive and lasting change for the benefit of people with sight loss. We work at local, regional, national and European level to improve:

  • legislation
  • regulation
  • the policies and practices of public sector and commercial organisations.

Campaigning in the coronavirus pandemic

During the current coronavirus situation, we are working actively alongside local partners and RNIB colleagues across the UK to ensure the needs of people with sight loss are being met – from ensuring priority booking slots for online shopping, to working with healthcare bodies to improve the accessibility of communications.

We have developed a number of best practice guidance documents for various sectors within our community on key issues, such as social distancing as a blind or partially sighted person. These can be accessed below:

RNIB has found our services are needed more than ever since coronavirus and the UK lockdowns. As government and society has responded to the pandemic, blind and partially sighted people have faced a new set of challenges. Read our information on our UK-wide response to the coronavirus pandemic.

RNIB NI Manifesto

Campaigning for people affected by sight loss in Northern Ireland.

Download your copy of our campaign  manifesto as either a Word or PDF file.

Our manifesto sets out what we believe our politicians need to focus on if they are to make a real and lasting improvement in the lives of people affected by sight loss living in Northern Ireland.

Covid 19 - Making digital information accessible

As UK Government, health officials and businesses grapple with the spread of coronavirus, the outbreak highlights the importance of effective and accessible communication, so everyone knows how to keep themselves and the community safe. 

It is essential that service providers, including public sector bodies fulfil their duties under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Public Sector Disability Equality Duty and Section 75. To help ensure your comms are accessible, download the following guide to get quick tips for digital accessibility.

My Health, My Business campaign

Blind and partially sighted people have a right to read their own health information.

Inaccessible health information can have serious consequences. Patient choice is central to the health service agenda, yet inaccessible information is a barrier to patient choice.

Download the 'My Health My Business' booklet which sets out our campaign to establish An Accessible Health Information Standard in Northern Ireland

In July 2016, the NHS Accessible Information Standard came into force in England. RNIB calls for the introduction of such a Standard in Northern Ireland.

Get On Board

Download our accessible transport report:

Summary report:

Full report:

RNIB Bus Charter

We're pleased that NI transport provider, Translink have joined the growing list of UK bus companies to sign up to our RNIB Bus Charter.

Download your copy as either a Word or PDF file.

We are always looking for people with sight loss to assist with our campaigns. If you would like to get involved in any of the following activities we would love to hear from you:

  • meeting local politicians or service providers
  • taking part in campaigning events across Northern Ireland
  • writing letters
  • talking to the media
  • helping with surveys.

You can contact the Campaigns Team on 0303 123 9999 or by email to [email protected]