Focus on: John - Policy Business Partner (Travel and Transport)

Hello, my name is John and as well as Jan And John Welsman 190being a guide dog owner, I am Guide Dogs Policy Business Partner (Transport and Travel). My job is to support Guide Dog's 20 Mobility Teams in providing them with resources related to travel and transport, especially where it may impact on the mobility of people who are blind or partially sighted. It is my job to help those like myself with a guide dog, and to help with their ability to successfully take a journey.

I also represent Guide Dogs in imparting the issues and concerns faced by people who are blind or partially sighted, and particularly their use of transport with government departments, trade bodies and organisations which have an interest in how visially impaired people are affected when travelling.

Even for the most seasoned guide dog owner like myself, travel can be challenging, so for those people who are blind or partially sighted who lack confidence in using public transport, it is important for me to represent their interests and more especially the barriers to their travelling independently.

So, whether people who are blind or partially sighted, want to travel by bus, taxi, train, boat or air, Guide Dogs will do its best to support their interests through my work and engagement with the sector.


Watch John's video as he talks about working for Guide Dogs

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