28 Apr '13, 11am
TAS pioneering report for The Guide Dogs charity creating awareness of user needs:
The Guide Dogs charity says that operators “continue to fail their blind and partially sighted passengers” and has released a new report to highlight the need for all buses to have audio announcements. The group is calling on the government to make audio visual technology on buses mandatory. Guide Dogs says that a recent survey “shows that blind and partially sighted people are being cut off from family and friends, missing vital doctors’ appointments and forced to turn down jobs because buses don’t cater for their needs”. Guide Dogs is also calling on local transport authorities and bus operators in England who are applying to become Better Bus Areas to include the cost of installing on-board audio-visual systems in their submissions. The Road to Nowhere survey reveals that 80 per cent of people with sight loss say they are unable to enjoy the freedom that others take for...