RNIB educates MPs about making services accessible

The charity hosted a training session in Parliament

RNIB MP event
More than 100 MPs have attended a training session hosted by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) that aimed to help them learn how to make their services more accessible for people with sight loss.

Held at Portcullis House in Parliament, the charity offered MPs advice on legal rights and eye health, while staff from its Technology for Life and social media teams were on hand to help educate them about making these platforms and technology more accessible.

Attendees were taught the basics on guiding and took part in blindfolded walks with guide dog users.

A mock surgery was also set up to show MPs how activities such as filling in a form can be inaccessible for people with sight loss. The training session closed with a quiz based on statistics around sight loss and inclusion.

CEO of the RNIB, Matt Stringer, said: “We are delighted that so many MPs took time out to attend this training session on how to better support their constituents with sight loss. The RNIB strives to break down barriers and make the world more inclusive for blind and partially sighted people so we hope that the MPs found this training session useful and will put what they have learned into practice.”