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Smart Meters and Improving Access to Roads and Rail

Category: News & Politics
Duration: 00:18:44
Publish Date: 2019-07-30 15:00:00
Description: RNIB and manufacturer GEO are developing a smart meter that will be accessible for blind and partially sighted people. Audrey Gallagher from Energy UK tells Peter White about the meter and its accessibility features. We also hear from John Worsfold from RNIB who tells us about how the meter has been tested. The Department for Transport is conducting surveys on textured paving. Ann Frye, formerly head of the DfT accessibility unit, tells us how textured paving got started in the UK and Europe and the points she would make if she took part in one of the surveys. Finally, Dan Brown from the Office for Rail and Roads tells Peter about improvements visually impaired passengers will receive when travelling by train. Presenter: Peter White Producer: Tom Walker
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