First bus staff focus on blind and partially sighted customers

York Press: Bus staff focus on blind and partially sighted customers Bus staff focus on blind and partially sighted customers

STAFF at York’s biggest bus operator, First, will step into the shoes of swap places with a group of blind and partially sighted people, in the city this Saturday, 26 April to experience the challenges they face when travelling on buses.

The event, which will be held at First’s depot in James Street from 11am to 2pm, is part of the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) bus campaign which is calling on bus operators to remember one simple principle – Stop for me, Speak to me.

Staff, including bus drivers, will take part in tasks such as trying to board a bus and paying for a ticket which will give them first-hand experience of the issues their blind and partially sighted customers face when travelling on buses.

A number of blind or partially sighted people have agreed to attend through localorganisations including the York Blind & Partially Sighted Society.

For more information on the Stop for me, Speak to me campaign visit rnib.org.uk/node/302

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