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Making our streets inclusive for everyone

We all need to use our streets, whether that’s getting to work, going to the shops, taking care of our health or seeing friends and family. But for blind and partially sighted people, lots of things make it harder to get around, from bins or bikes left on the pavement, to inaccessible street designs and more.

Image: Close-up of person walking on the street using a cane

We can all play our part to make our streets more accessible and inclusive so everyone can use our streets independently.

On this page, you can find our report "Seeing Streets Differently" to hear from blind and partially sighted people about their experiences getting around on our streets. You can also download "How blind and partially sighted people get around", a short guide to help everyone understand the essential accessibility features needed on our streets.

We've also provided a handy tips section, with 14 ways you can play your part and make it easier for people with sight loss to walk on our streets independently and with confidence.

Seeing Streets Differently Report

Hear from blind and partially sighted people about their experiences using our streets

Seeing Streets Differently Report
A blind man walking with a stick along a pavement

How blind and partially sighted people get around

Our guide to the essential accessibility features used to get around on our streets

How blind and partially sighted people get around
A close up of a person from behind, holding a white cane in a street.

Tips for how you can make our streets accessible

14 ways you can play your part to make our streets inclusive

Tips for how you can make our streets accessible
Image of a wide pavement next to a road