Kerb, what kerb?

Accessibility Research Group, University College London.

Effective Kerb Heights for Blind and Partially Sighted People

Publication date: 2009shared space without kerbs
Ranking: useful

Commissioned by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Guide Dogs), this research report looks at the effect of removing kerb heights in shared space. Kerbs are a key townscape feature that are used by visually impaired people to navigate their way around urban areas.

It concludes that kerb heights below 60mm are unlikely to be detected.

Download the document here

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Burghfield Common

Telephone: 0118 983 5555


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