Bristol Sight Loss Council VI Forum 26th November – come and have your say on accessible transport

Bristol VI Forum: Have your say on accessible transport

Thursday 26th November, 2 – 4pm

Do you have concerns around the introduction of e-scooters? Are trains and buses accessible in your opinion? How could operators help you more? Have you been refused access to a taxi with your guide dog? Put your transport questions to a panel of Bristol Council and transport representatives at our Visual Impairment (VI) forum.

Register today

We are delighted to have a panel of local authority and transport experts taking your questions on the accessibility of e-scooters, buses, taxis, and trains in the city.

Introducing our panel

Tim Bowles, Mayor of the West of England Combined Authority.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Bristol City Council Cabinet member for transport.

Councillor Ruth Pickersgill, Bristol City Council, Chair of Public Safety Committee (including licensing of taxis).

James Freeman, Chief Executive of First Bus.

Tom Law, Deputy Mobility and Inclusion Manager for Great Western Trains.

You need to book to attend the event. Places are limited, so please sign up as soon as you can!

Register today

Either book your place here or ring Alun Davies on 07779 169019.

You will be asked if you would like to submit a question to the panel in advance. A selection of questions will be used at the event. Anyone whose question is not dealt with at the event will get an answer in writing from the relevant speaker after the meeting. Booking for the event closes at 5pm on Tuesday 17th November.

The meeting is being organised by Bristol Sight Loss Council. The Sight Loss Council is led by local blind and partially-sighted people who have volunteered to come together to work for positive change in the lives of people with a visual impairment in the city.

For more information about the Sight Loss Council please use the following link or ring Alun Davies on 07779 169019.

Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment (VI) forum and survey: share your Covid-19 experiences

Notice from Bristol Sight Loss Council

Bristol VI forum and survey: share your Covid-19 experiences

Are you blind or partially sighted and live in Bristol?

Join the Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment (VI) forum, on Tuesday 21st July, to share your experiences of lockdown as a visually impaired person.

Whether you are anxious about social distancing when travelling, or have faced challenges ordering your online food shop, we want to hear your concerns and your suggestions.  We are working closely with Bristol Council and local health settings, to ensure local providers understand the challenges the pandemic has raised for blind and partially sighted Bristolians.  We are dedicated to making positive change and giving blind people in the area a voice.  We want to hear your views to help us shape our future work.

The Bristol Sight Loss Council, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and led by blind and partially sighted volunteers, advocates the needs, and campaigns on behalf of, blind and partially sighted people in the area.

Book your place

The VI forum is taking place via Zoom on Tuesday 21st July from 19:30-21:00.  To book your place email  or register here:

Places are limited, we will get back to you to confirm your place as soon as possible.

The deadline for bookings is Friday 17th July.

Covid-19 survey

Alongside the forum, we are also running a short survey to capture your experiences of the pandemic.  Your feedback will be vital in helping us campaign on the Covid-19 issues that matter to you in Bristol.  The survey is open until 31st July.

Take the survey here:

If you are not online, you can ring this telephone number 020 89961937 and someone will ring you back and help you complete it over the telephone.