This post was most recently updated on June 28th, 2018
The Royal London Society for the Blind has suggested that the city’s streets are hard for blind people to navigate and should be simplified. If blind people are put off from going outside, it lowers their self esteem and quality of life and, unfortunately, the 33 councils of London each implement central government guidelines differently making journeys from one borough to another fraught with peril.
The charity said if London’s 33 councils agreed common design standards it would help reduce the problems.
It wants the government to force planners to introduce simple, uniform design guidelines to give disabled people greater accessibility.
(source BBC news)