On Friday 19th July RNIB launched the Stop for Me Speak to Me bus campaign fortnight of action in Stoke-on-Trent with a Swap with Me event. In sweltering temperatures 25 blind and partially sighted people shared and swapped experiences with bus drivers, managers and their local MP Tristram Hunt. Channel 4 News, Radio 4’s In Touch and local BBC radio covered the event interviewing many of RNIB’s campaigners. (The feature on Channel 4 News should air at around 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th July)
The fortnight of action runs until the 3rd of August and includes campaigning activities and events taking place all over England from mystery shopping in Leeds, to a north east meets north west bus relay, to campaigning for better bus information in Norwich bus station, to an MP taking a blind fold bus journey in the West Midlands. We have information on our website (link below) about getting involved in our campaign.
The campaign continues after this fortnight but why don’t you take advantage of the good weather and get out on a bus campaigning!
Contact the campaign team for more info.