Blind woman fighting for accessible pandemic communications

A blind woman has won a legal case which secures fundamental promises of changes to how the Government communicates with people during the pandemic.

Sarah Leadbetter, who is registered blind, was due to have a judicial review hearing concerning the government’s failure to provide her with accessible shielding information.

The case has been highlighted by Disability Rights UK and their Head of Policy, Fazilet Hadi, said: “Accessibility should be standard across all NHS and government communications. It’s incredible that 25 years after the Disability Discrimination Act became law, that we are still having to bring cases like this to court.”

Read more on Sarah’s case, including the promises that have been secured, here.