Public Transport: Visual Impairment

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of regional transport providers on ensuring that support is provided to passengers with sight loss as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Our guidance is clear that regional transport providers and national operators have the same obligations to support visually impaired passengers as they did before the Covid-19 pandemic. As a Department we are working closely with stakeholders, to understand the experiences of disabled passengers and identify the correct support needed as lockdown restrictions are eased.

All local transport and highway authorities across England are ensuring the needs of disabled transport users are included as part of their Restart plans.

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