This article describes some of the measures that can be taken to help the visually impaired move around public areas. It is based on guidance offered by the Joint Mobility Unit, a service set up by the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The treatment of road crossings including the use of signals and tactile paving are discussed. A range of types of paving are available to indicate hazards, for directional guidance through a large open area and to indicate platform edges and the presence of amenities such as phone boxes, toilets or a bus stop. The importance of colour contrast, good lighting and the danger posed by cyclists on shared footways are discussed.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
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  • Publication Date: 1996-4


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  • Accession Number: 00725458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM