Edie’s Story – ‘This was two years ago and I haven’t been out alone since, which cuts down on the risk of assault’

* When I was still using a walking stick and going out alone, a man grabbed my walking stick from next to me on the bus to give to an old lady who’d just got off the bus, then yelled abuse at me when I asked for it back. * Incident at an airport where…

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Amy’s Story – ‘As a visually impaired woman using a white cane I experience unwanted touching in public every single day.’

As a visually impaired woman using a white cane I experience unwanted touching in public every single day. I have been dragged across roads, pulled out of train carriages and pushed around shops, without being asked if I wanted assistance first. These experiences can be distressing and disorientating, occasionally they cause me physical harm. Whenever…

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