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Peter White goes to Sheffield to talk to the people behind a new initiative designed to give blind people a better deal when using taxis. The scheme will give new recruit taxi drivers training when dealing with disabled passengers.
Julie Smethurst from Transport 4 All welcomed the scheme and said that she had noticed an improvement already, but that the only course of action for people encountering discriminating drivers is to take them to court
Hafeas Rehman from Sheffield Taxi Trade Association said that, speaking as a Muslim himself, there was no reason for fellow Muslim drivers to refuse to carry guide dogs.

Lee Kumutat visited a London shop which runs a knitting club and joined fellow Antipodean Pauline McKinnes who describes herself as a visually-impaired knitting addict.

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