75% of assistance dog owners surveyed have been refused access to a restaurant, shop or taxi in the last six months.
Seven out of 10 bus passengers with sight loss have missed their stop because a driver forgot to tell them when to alight.
Shared surface streets are dangerous for blind and partially sighted people who rely upon the presence of the kerb to know they are on the pavement and not in the road.
97% of blind or partially sighted people encounter problems with street obstructions, and 90% of those had experienced trouble with a pavement parked car.
Shop advertising signs (A-boards) and street cafe furniture are a real problem for pedestrians, and particularly for those who are blind or partially sighted.
Quiet hybrid and electric vehicles are 40% more likely to collide with pedestrians than cars with a regular combustion engine.
In March 2014 the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act was passed. This new law will mean allowing your dog to attack an assistance dog will be treated as an aggravated offence with penalties of up to three years imprisonment.