Blindfold walk is an eye opener for Darlington councillors

Post date: 
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Category: 
Campaigning
North east
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RNIB campaigner Adele Waterfall-Brown took Darlington councillors on a blindfold walk on 10 June to raise awareness of the difficulties people with sight loss face every day.
 
Darlington councillors Wendy Newall and Andy Scott walked around the town centre to get a better understanding of some of the difficulties which include crossing the road safely, navigating steps, reading signs and bus timetable information.
 
Adele said: “Blind and partially sighted people face many challenges every day and one of the biggest is getting out and about safely and independently. There are often obstacles blocking the way, busy roads to cross or people cycling on the pavement – all of which make it harder for me to get around the town.”
 
“I am delighted that the councillors have accompanied me on a journey I make regularly and now understand some of the many difficulties I face every day.”