The National Federation of the Blind of the UK
Publication Date: 2014
This document sets out the general abilities and limitations of blind people and of trained guide dogs, in order to provide assistance to planners and designers who are responsible for ensuring that streetscape layouts are fully inclusive and meet the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty.
It referes to the information contained in the Department for Transport (DfT) Local Transport Note 1/11 Shared Space and Manual for Streets.
In particular it highlights the lack of an alternative means for visually-impaired people to navigate by when kerbs are removed which is highlighted as a key requirement in DfT guidance.
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