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Sight Line: Designing Better Streets for People with Low Vision


This Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment was developed by British researchers and evaluate the needs of people with visual impairments and how those needs may be better addressed in the design of public spaces. The study focuses on people who use long canes and guide dogs, and includes information that will help create more accessible street design.

Accessibility: This PDF is generally accessible using a screen reader or Read Out Loud. Some figures do not have alternate text and text in numbered lists may be confusing to navigate.

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Community Design, Disability, Environmental Health, Injury Prevention, Land Use, Traffic Safety, Transportation Planning


Institutional Author:

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment





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