RNIB: Coming out of lockdown, together
April 22, 2021

RNIB: Coming out of lockdown, together

Blind and partially sighted people have adjusted as much as possible to the daily challenges the pandemic has created – but some of the more visual safety measures, like social distancing and changes to the environment, are going to continue to be major barriers to independence and confidence.
The needs of disabled fans must not be ignored when sports stadiums reopen to spectators
April 21, 2021

The needs of disabled fans must not be ignored when sports stadiums reopen to spectators

Most professional sport in Europe has taken place in empty stadiums since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with the proposed return of spectators upon us, Connor Penfold, Paul Kitchin and Paul Darby argue the sports industry must facilitate a disability-inclusive restart for spectator sports. 
Transport: Disability and Accessibility Statistics, England 2019/20
April 8, 2021

Transport: Disability and Accessibility Statistics, England 2019/20

In 2019 disabled adults (aged 16 years and over) in England made 757 trips on average per person per year, as compared to 1,016 for adults without a disability. The difference was smaller for those aged under 65, 17% less (854 trips compared to 1,026) than for those aged over 65, 34% less (642 trips compared to 970).
Scotland: New ‘Housing to 2040’ Strategy to Focus on Improved Accessible Housing
April 6, 2021

Scotland: New ‘Housing to 2040’ Strategy to Focus on Improved Accessible Housing

SCOTLAND: Plans for a new legal requirement for all homes in Scotland to meet quality and accessibility standards has been included in a major national housing strategy, published today. The new Housing Standard, applying to all tenures, is an important element of Housing to 2040, which sets out the path for how Scotland’s homes and communities should look and feel in 2040.
Visually impaired woman secures promises from Government to change pandemic communications
March 25, 2021

Visually impaired woman secures promises from Government to change pandemic communications

Sarah Leadbetter, who is registered blind, has secured fundamental promises of changes to Government pandemic communications to people with communication needs on the morning she was due to have judicial review hearing of a failure to provide her with accessible shielding information.
Inclusive Design In Town Centres And Busy Street Areas
March 24, 2021

Inclusive Design In Town Centres And Busy Street Areas

Transport Scotland (TS), the Scottish Government (SG) and the Department for Transport (DfT) required research, evidence and recommendations on methods and approaches to help deliver inclusive design environments within town centres and busy street areas.