Full Report: Bus drivers given training to help the blind

Buses provide a lifeline for many people who are blind or partially sighted and if driving is impossible, buses can be the only way to travel around.

However, catching a bus and knowing where to get off can be incredibly difficult and bus drivers are now being offered training to help them know how to help those boarding their buses.

Watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.

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Training to help blind on buses

Bus drivers in Newcastle have been blindfolded to give them an insight into how difficult it is for blind and visually impaired people to board and travel on buses.