Living with Sight Loss
- Government benefits and allowances
- Practical advice for everyday living
- Sports and Leisure
- Know Your Rights
- Going to college
- Practical Tips for Parents with Sight Loss
- Other helpful organisations
- online awareness resources
Summary: This section outlines your rights in relation to accessible information, services and buildings, your rights as a passenger, and when voting.
You have a right to accessible information, services and buildings.
Public bodies are legally required to make their information available to you on request in accessible formats. This may include large print, Braille, or an accessible website. They are also obliged to make their services and buildings accessible to you.
The problem is, few people ask for accessible information, services and buildings. Exercise your rights, ask for what you require.
Binding legislation at European level protects the rights of people with disabilities and people with reduced mobility when travelling by air, rail, sea and waterway.
There are a number of facilities in place to assist people with a physical illness or disability, a vision impairment or a reading or writing disability in Ireland to exercise their voting rights.