NCBI is actively involved in access committees and advocacy groups to promote good practice regarding access to buildings, public spaces and the external environment. Our staff work closely with local authorities, providing advice in relation to road crossings, tactile paving, street furniture and signage.
Access and the built environment
Environmental factors can have a significant impact on how sight loss affects a person’s life. These include:
- Audible signals at traffic lights
- Tactile paving to indicate crossings
- Street furniture which contrasts visibly with the background
- Audible announcements on public transport
These and other features of the built environment help people with impaired vision to go about their daily lives safely and independently.
NCBI’s access audits provide advice on access to buildings, the external environment and public transport for a range of public and private organisations.
NCBI also provide Disability Awareness Training for both public and private organisations.
For more information on our accessibility service, contact NCBI on:
Phone: 01 830 7033
Or click here to find the Access Worker in your area.