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# vision-impaired - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,577 Views 19 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

# vision-impaired - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind
# Opinion
# Opinion

Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:30 PM 11,859 Views 11 Comments

It is frustrating that the challenges vision impaired people face are different from what is portrayed in Bird Box – because they are structural, writes Kevin Kelly.

# vision-impaired - Monday 5 June, 2017

Discrimination? 'Only 16% of people who are blind or vision impaired in Ireland are working'
# Column
# Column

Discrimination? 'Only 16% of people who are blind or vision impaired in Ireland are working'

Jun 5th 2017, 3:00 PM 4,671 Views 40 Comments

People with sight loss do not have the same opportunities as their sighted peers, writes Chris White.

# vision-impaired - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Opinion: Losing my sight at 23 was traumatic, but my dog is with me every step of the way
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Losing my sight at 23 was traumatic, but my dog is with me every step of the way

Oct 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 424 Views 18 Comments

What my sight loss has shown me is that we can’t control what happens to us – we can only control how we deal with it.

# vision-impaired - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Blind community to blitz Irish Rail with protest texts
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Blind community to blitz Irish Rail with protest texts

Jul 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,647 Views 29 Comments

Two staffers at Irish Rail are due to be inundated with texts about the poor quality of audible announcements on Irish trains.