Local MP supports Royal National Institute of Blind People’s campaign “World Upside Down”

Basingstoke’s MP Maria Miller is supporting Royal National Institute of Blind People’s- World Upside Down campaign calling on the public to think about the challenges blind and partially sighted people might face when trying to social distance and make small changes to keep everyone safe.

Maria said “Blind and partially sighted people are used to navigating a complicated world. But coronavirus has turned the world upside down. As lockdown eases, changes to businesses, services and streets to enforce social distancing will make getting back to normal life much more difficult for people with sight loss. I wholeheartedly support this camping and we could all help by being aware, being kind, and offering help where possible.”

RNIB have partnered with businesses including Amazon, Very.co.uk, Kellogg’s, Barclays, P&G, TalkTalk, Financial Times, LEGO and British Gas to ‘take over’ Europe’s biggest advertising display, Piccadilly Lights and run upturned displays as a representation of the World Upside Down that people with sight loss are facing.

RNIB have also created a video and social distancing quiz to build public understanding of sight loss.