Taxi firm’s new service

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A CITY taxi firm has launched a new service for customers with sensory impairments.

Mercury Taxis has set up the text-a-taxi service for people with hearing problems, while specialist large print business cards, postcards and posters are being distributed across the city to help those with visual impairments when they need to order a cab.

The services have been launched after work with Sheffield Council’s Sensory Impairment Team who explained residents with such impairments can often struggle when ordering a taxi.

Coun Steve Ayris, cabinet member for independent and healthy living said: “Mercury Taxis is now offering just the kind of services that can make a big difference to someone with eyesight problems or hearing difficulties.

An everyday task which others may take for granted can be made significantly easier with small changes like this.”

Peter Holmes, from the firm, said: “We are really pleased to have worked with the council on this project and launch the new services which will help thousands of people.”