Sight Line

Report
06/10/2010

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Inside you will find

  • Introduction
  • Explanation of methodology
  • Findings in similarities and variations between residual sight users, long cane users and guide dog users
  • Challenges in real streets vs. potential 'future streets'
  • Tactile paving challenges
  • Proposed design briefs
  • Conclusion
  • References and further information

This will interest

  • Architects
  • Industrial designers
  • Policy makers and politicians

Sight Line: Designing better streets for people with low vision is a partnership between CABE Space and the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre. It identifies the issues that those with sight loss face when navigating their local area and makes recommendations for better designed streets.

It includes a mapping technique to communicate how residual sight users, long cane users and guide dog users adopt a combination of sound, touch, and memory to get around independently and safely.

Sight Line shows how better street design can transform life for people with low vision, helping them to become more confident and mobile.

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