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Video: What happened when Norwich MP Simon Wright took a ‘blind’ walk through Norwich city centre?

12:07 03 October 2012

Simon Wright MP takes part in

Simon Wright MP takes part in 'blindfold' walk around Norwich, to highlight difficulties faced by people with sight loss, guided by Emily Papaleo, RNIB regional campaigns officer. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

Simon Wright, MP for Norwich South, pictured right, rose to the challenge set by one of his constituents and took part in a blindfold walk through Norwich city centre.

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Keith Sadler, a Norwich resident and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) campaigner, wanted him to get a better idea of the experiences and difficulties that face the visually impaired.

Mr Sadler is partially blind and walks with a guide dog. He said: “It’s really good he is doing it. He will realise how tiring it can be walking around the city”.

Mr Wright was guided by Emily Papaleo, RNIB regional campaigns officer through Chapelfield shopping centre and towards Norwich Market.

PHOTO: SIMON FINLAY

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2 comments

  • he has done this before?is he a liberal?

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    bookworm

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

  • Can someone confirm whether or not he wears the same blindfold during his normal working day? I rather suspect he does.

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    James Hetfield

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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