What have we achieved?
Andrew Gwynne MP announced that he would introduce a Bill to make it a condition of taxi and minicab drivers' licences that they take part in disability equality training.
Over 100 guide dog owners attended a lobby of Parliament in Westminster to speak to MPs about how access refusals from shops, restaurants and taxis affect them on a daily basis. We handed the Access All Areas petition, with 50,523 signatures, to the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson MP.
Hundreds of campaigners across the UK took to the streets to collect over 8,000 signatures for the Access All Areas petition as part of our Action for Access Day. The day was a great success!
The Access All Areas campaign was launched! The campaign aims to end assistance dog owners being illegally refused access to places. Guide Dogs is calling on the Government to strengthen the law to stop refusals from happening – starting with taxis, the most common business to refuse guide dog owners.