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Dorset's Blind Cut Off Due To 'Lack Of Buses' Claim


1:34pm 24th April 2013

80% of Blind and partially sighted people in Dorset are unable to enjoy their freedom, a new survey has revealed.

The Road to Nowhere survey carried out by the guide dogs charity, found that people are being cut off from friends and family because buses don't cater for there needs.

It also revealed that people were missing vital doctors' appointments and forced to turn down jobs.

The charity is calling for all buses to be fitted with on-board audio-visual technology.

'Talking buses' announce bus routes, destinations and next stops.

Guide Dogs Chief Executive Richard Leaman says, "Buses are a vital way for people with sight loss to get out and about freely and independently, but many feel excluded from bus travel because of a lack of accessible information."

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