Guide Dog Charity Calls For Street Safety

A leading charity supporting blind people has been reported as saying that London’s streets need to be made more blind-people friendly according to the BBC.

Blind people can become isolated and depressed if they are not confident of walking around safely and although the government has set guidelines for road layouts, the 33 councils of London implement them differently which leads to confusion.

Dr Tom Pey, the charity’s chief executive, who is a guide dog owner, said: “Visually impaired people might just as well be moving to another country, not just across another borough.

“If we can remove barriers and the fear of getting around, then blind people are more likely to get out of their homes and be less depressed. This will benefit society as a whole.”

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