Access for Blind People in Towns SS1401

The National Federation of the Blind of the UK

Publication Date: 2014
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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.

How to view a copy
To view this document online please click here 

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Sir John Wilson House,
215 Kirkgate

Telephone: 01924 29 1313

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