Putting disability figures into perspectiveX

12 Jul

I was just stroking my dog Yoko on our living-room rug, and there’s a programme on the TV in the background – Cherry Healy: How To Get A Life. On BBC3.

The programme is about prejudice.

It says, that 1.6 million people in the UK are in wheel chairs, I didn’t think there’d be that many, as that, is a lot of people.

I decided to have a look on the RNIB website, it says there are nearly 2 million people in the UK with (registered) sight loss.

Incredible figures.

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2 Responses to “Putting disability figures into perspectiveX”

  1. veggiestephy July 13, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Hi kayley! First of loves the blog. Second I am curios, I heard that the uk doesn’t not accommodate the visually impaired at hotels snd they are not required to accommodate to the disabled do you know if this is true? Also as I’m visiting London and Glasgow next month what helpful tips could u offer to a VI Yankee doodle

    Tons of love

    • kayleyrose July 14, 2012 at 9:01 am #

      Heyy!!

      Just been thinking about your trip! Bet you’re excited?! 🙂

      Sorry this a little late in reply, I was working yesterday and singing till late in a wine bar.

      Where abouts in America are you from? Are you travelling with anyone when you come to visit London and Glasgow?

      I’d definitely email or ring the hotel in advance and ask to book a room on the ground floor and even at the start of the corridor so it’s easier to find.

      if you make the hotel aware before-hand and on arrival and ask for somebody to show you round the hotel I’m sure they will do.

      In many hotels there will be a Concierge/front of house (they can take your bags, arrange travel etc…)

      When I last went to London I asked the concierge where was good to go and he drew a map, and as I got to each point I would just ask somebody on the street and they pointed me In the right direction!!

      I believe there are a number of specialist hotels who help cater for visually impaired although I have never stayed in one myself but you could try Google search one if you want? The official UK charity is Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), they may have more info on their website.

      I’m not sure if you can get discount on travel, but, bring any proof / registration of your eye sight and ask when buying any train tickets, especially if you’re getting the train from London to Glasgow.

      Hope this help and if you want to know or ask anything then don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

      Xxxxxxxx

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