Go-Ahead joins with RNIB to improve bus travel for blind and partially sighted people

22 March 2017  •  Author(s):

Go-Ahead has signed up to the RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter, to ensure services are accessible for passengers with sight loss.

The ‘We’re On Board’ Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments, aims to help improve travel for blind and partially sighted people. Go-Ahead has partaken in ‘Swap With Me’ events as part of the campaign, where bus drivers swap places with blind and partially sighted people to learn from each other’s experiences.

“Bus companies have a vital role to play in enabling people to travel safely and independently”

“Blind and partially sighted people rely on buses to get out and about. Bus companies have a vital role to play in enabling people to travel safely and independently,” said Fazilet Hadi, RNIB’s Director of Engagement. “We are delighted Go-Ahead has signed up to our Bus Charter. This builds on the success we have had working with local Go-Ahead operators across England.”

“It’s important to us that blind and partially sighted customers have a positive experience when travelling by bus”

“We’re committed to improving journeys for all customers, and it’s important to us that blind and partially sighted customers have a positive experience when travelling by bus,” Martin Dean, Go-Ahead’s Bus Development Managing Director, added. “All our new buses will be fitted with audio visual equipment and we are continually investing in new technology such as apps that make journey-planning and paying for trips as easy as possible.”

Click here to find out more about the We’re On Board campaign.

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