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Accessibility of urban spaces for visually impaired pedestrians

Norgate, SH 2012, 'Accessibility of urban spaces for visually impaired pedestrians' , Municipal Engineer, 165 (4) , pp. 231-237.

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An ageing demographic together with the predicted increase in visual impairment of older people calls for a renewed consideration of the accessibility and social inclusivity of urban spaces. This paper synthesises the evidence on this topic and highlights areas for future development relating to the accessibility of urban areas for older, blind and partially sighted pedestrians in the light of recommendations and statements by the World Health Organisation’s ‘Age friendly’ cities initiative, Guide Dogs UK and the Department of Transport’s shared spaces local transport note.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social impact; research & development; infrastructure planning; visual impairment; blind; pedestrian; urban;
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Municipal Engineer
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0965-0903
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: SH Norgate
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 12:03
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:43
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