The groups we support can and do change lives. In 2014 The Bradford Association of Visually Impaired People (BAVIP) started a campaign to get A boards banned from high streets in Bradford.
Oftentimes A-boards are seen as little more than an ‘eyesore’ by members of the public, however to a visually impaired person they can result in injury and in some cases, unfortunately even death.
Members of BAVIP visited areas across the district to highlight hazardous A-Boards, taking photographs as evidence and to document their journey. They hosted forums, campaigned to council and were in local publications to highlight the issue.
In November 2017 the campaign came to a positive conclusion as A-Boards were banned across our city.