Badge launched for people with invisible disabilities on public transport

A new badge and card has been launched to assist people with invisible disabilities while they use public transport.

The “Please Offer Me A Seat” badge and card was launched on Sunday (28 August).

The badge was launched by Transport For Ireland (TFI) alongside Invisible Disability Ireland.

If a passenger with an invisible disability has trouble while standing on public transport, the badge can let them signal to passengers to offer them a seat.

Examples of invisible disabilities include fibromyalgia, autism, head injuries, chronic pain, poor balance and multiple sclerosis, along with more.

The badge and card is eligible to be used on Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann- Irish Rail, Luas, Go-Ahead Ireland, and TFI Local Link services.