Walking journeys are fundamentally important for blind and partially sighted people to live with independence.                              
A close up of a cane on confusing tactile in a shared space scheme

However, recent – and sudden – changes to the layouts of our towns and cities and the way we travel have impacted on the safety of people with sight loss to get around independently, and their confidence to do so.

Our research shows there are a range of factors at work – from new street designs to e-scooter trials – and we are calling on local authorities, transport operators, designers and the Department for Transport to work with us to ensure our streets are truly inclusive.

Our report highlights how inclusive design is better for everyone, ensuring the whole community can access and enjoy their area and key services like healthcare, education and work.

Read the report Apdf   

Read the report Word