Category Archives: guide dogs

Taxi driver fined for refusing guide dog

A taxi driver who refused to carry a blind woman because of her guide dog has been hit with a court bill for more than £1,500.

Matloob Hussain had travelled to pick up Kelly Ann Roberts from her home in Walsall Wood as she was due to attend the Manor Hospital with her mother.

But the driver refused to accept black Labrador cross Roxy in the cab and allegedly claimed Mrs Roberts was not blind as she was blinking. Hussain, of Essex Street, Walsall, denied making the statement.

He also insisted he did not know it was a guide dog.

Blind people are ‘living in fear of welfare reforms’

Welfare reform threatens to steal their independence and dignity, David Miliband was told

The South Shields MP was at a summit in his constituency listening to the concerns of those who say the benefits cuts have left them at crisis point.

Welcome news for blind and visually impaired people in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council u-turn on free bus travel for the blind

Dan Grimmer Monday, January 16, 2012
4:46 PM

Blind and visually impaired people in Norfolk will be able to get round the clock free bus travel, after an 11th hour change of heart by council leaders.