Visually impaired have to be 'fearless' to travel in London

Sorry, no compatible source and playback technology were found for this video. Try using another browser like Chrome or download the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Sorry, video is not available for your device…

Visually impaired have to be 'fearless' to travel in London
12th October 2014

You have to be fearless to travel around London if you are visually impaired. 

That’s according to Joy Addo who takes various forms of transport across the capital to get to work everyday. 

The 20-year-old has been visually impaired since the age of 9 after suffering from chronic iritis - a disease which causes inflammation to the eyes. 

“You have to be a little bit fearless.” she said about traveling in London. 

“When you have just your cane or even just your guide dog to rely on, you have to have inner strength to get to where you’re going.

“Because it’s not always straight forward.”

Joy, who works for the Royal London Society for Blind People and also as a waitress at Dans Le Noir Restaurant, is one of about 40,000 Londoners registered as visually impaired. 

Related articles

More in Editor's choice

Sexual abuse victim Ione Wells on how she found hope again

While her own attacker reflects on his actions – Ms Wells hosts workshops in schools and colleges to talk to young people about consent

Lord Leach: Only 'big picture' reform will keep Britain in the EU

Through his think-tank Open Europe, Lord Leach is at the heart of the referendum debate, consulted by both camps. He explains to Margareta Pagano...

Ex-Autonomy chiefs say HP was warned over revenue growth

A due diligence report  for HP mentioned accounting differences