Pop out of your shell every now and then
Emily Davison is blind, and travels by train with her guide dog Unity. Emily finds travelling to be one of the hardest parts of living with a disability, with inaccessible stations and crowded trains eroding her independence.
“Travelling continues to be one of the hardest parts of living with a disability. Trains can be busy at the best of times and trying to negotiate crowded carriages with my guide dog is one of the worst parts of any train journey. Often there aren’t any seats available. I usually find myself stood up next to the train doors with my guide dog Unity trying to avoid her being stepped on."
“Negotiating crowded carriages with my guide dog is the worst part of any train journey – if no one offers me a seat, I have to stand up against the doors to avoid her being stepped on.”
Emily’s journey wouldn’t be so hard if she and her guide dog could count on riding the train safely. When the train gets busy, pop out of your shell every now and then and check if anyone needs that seat more than you.
Remember, it’s everyone’s journey.