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RNIB: Coming out of lockdown together

As lockdown eases the RNIB have launched a new campaign called ‘coming out of lockdown together’.  This campaign aims to remind us all to maintain space, to be patient, and to be helpful.

Space, be patient, be helpful

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.

Sarah Lambert, Head of Social Change at RNIB, talks about the campaign to encourage everyone to ‘maintain the space, be patient, be helpful’.

The RNIB also offers lots of useful information, advice, and resources on its website.  This information offers support to us all in learning more about sight loss, supporting social distance, and how businesses can make a difference for blind and visually impaired people as they begin to welcome people back.

We spoke to Marilyn a member of our Devon Disability Network to hear her views on the additional barriers she faces as a blind person due to the pandemic, and what would make a real difference to her. Read the interview here.