Navigating streets, public spaces and buildings, as well as using transport to get around, is a significant barrier for people with sight loss, particularly if the environment or mode of transport is unfamiliar, changeable or not designed in an accessible way.
Most of the stats above are taken from My Voice, which is a valuable source of evidence of the experiences of blind and partially sighted people in relation to navigating and transport. For full references contact [email protected]. Further research on this topic can be found below.
Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place. This report is the first phase of RNIB's Wayfinding project and focuses on a review the current available solutions. Published 2010.
The aim of the research was to gain a clear understanding of the opinions and circumstances of registered blind and partially sighted people in relation to travel, transport and mobility. Published 2009.