RNIB campaigns for accessible streets in a fortnight of action
- Post date:
- Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Professionals are being urged to let their clients know about a campaign to make the streets more accessible for all.
RNIB will be spearheading a fortnight of action from 6 – 19 July in a big to clear the street from obstacles for blind and partially sighted people.
An RNIB survey of 500 discovered the obstacles that caused the most problems.
The top six were:
- pavement parking
- wheelie bins on pavement
- street furniture like benches or lamp posts
- advertising or A-boards outside cafes or pubs
- lack of safe crossing points
- shared spaces where vehicles and pedestrians share a flat space without a curb to mark the roads.
Blind and partially sighted people and professionals can get involved in the fortnight:
- attending a blindfold walk with your local MP, highways officers from the council, newspaper editors, radio broadcasters or staff from the refuse company
- e-mailing your local councillor to ensure they understand how these issues affect blind and partially sighted people
- sharing your experiences on Facebook or Twitter, or send in photos of street obstacles. Don't forget to tag them #WhoPutThatThere
- e-maiingl your local newspaper and let them know of the challenges you face when out and about
- sharing your story with RNIB at [email protected]
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Read more about the campaign
and what you can do help your clients and patients keep the streets obstacle free.