Youth Manifesto

michael fallon MP with youth forum members

In January 2017, RSBC merged with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB). Although we are now called RSBC, there may be some references to RLSB in the following campaign.

This is the first manifesto representing the views of blind young people.

It has been developed by us, the RLSB Youth Forum, and the wider vision impaired community through the first annual Future Exchange youth conference.

Since March 2014 we have been taking the messages and solutions detailed in this manifesto to the people and organisations that can help us, and we have had great success.

Twenty-five per cent of people living with sight loss are dissatisfied with their life overall. [1]

This manifesto is a summary of what we believe needs to happen to change this figure. We hope that it allows you to understand clearly and quickly what the issues we face are, and more importantly how we propose they are solved.

This manifesto represents the views of young vision impaired people, so we can bring the community together to make changes to improve our lives and the lives of future generations of vision impaired young people.

Download the RLSB Youth Forum Manifesto:

RLSB Youth Forum Manifesto (PDF)

RLSB Youth Forum Manifesto (Word)

More videos and blogs about the Youth Manifesto and our successes so far: 

Read Youth Forum member Lauren’s blog celebrating a year of the Youth Manifesto

Read former Youth Forum member Agatka’s blog about the Youth Manifesto

Here’s what Youth Forum member Courtney has to say about the education section of the Youth Manifesto plus watch an interview with Courtney

Joy from the Youth Forum writes about what transport means to the VI community

Youth Forum member Matt tells employers it’s not impossible to employ VI people, plus a video with Apprentice winner Tim Campbell talking about employment

Listen to interviews from the launch of the Youth Forum’s Let’s Work it Out resource at the House of Commons

Read about what the Youth Forum are doing to make voting accessible for all

Kevin tests out Wayfindr, a trial of a new service that would allow vision impaired people to travel independently on the London Underground

Want to get in touch about the Youth Manifesto? Contact RSBC on or call 020 3198 0225.

[1] RNIB, 2013, Sight loss UK 2013: the latest evidence. London: RNIB.
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