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Trip aims to make travelling easier for blind people
7:48am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
BLIND and partially sighted people were invited to speak out about the challenges they face at an event held to help improve life for them.
Members of York Blind and Partially Sighted Society went on a rail trip to Scarborough, with support from the British Transport Police and the Trans Pennine Group, during which they and their carers shared information and views on their experiences of using the railway station and travelling on trains.
The day was organised through the OPTiC (Older People Taking Control) Project, coordinated by Tracy Wilson, of the society.
OPTiC aims to support and help older people who are at risk of losing their sight or have experienced sight loss, to reduce isolation and enable them to live more independently. It also works to show how agencies working together can make positive changes.
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