Groping in the dark

The RNIB invited the Glasgow public to find their way blindfolded around a maze to highlight how blind people are assessed for disability benefits

RNIB indoor maze
RNIB indoor maze

The indoor maze was furnished with everyday hazards that a blind person might confront outdoors, including sound effects such as honking cars and barking dogs.

According to the charity, claimants with severe sight loss are not eligible for the higher mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, worth £46.75 a week, because blind people are regarded as more mobile than those with other disabilities. The RNIB says this discriminates against its members.

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