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Tactile Paving: Improving Accessibility Through Design

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If you ever happen to look down while walking city streets, you may have noticed that there’s a whole world of design beneath our feet.

Blind and partially sighted people face barriers and dangers while walking that other people wouldn’t even consider. Raised curbs, road crossings, and haphazard or potholed pavements to name a few.

In this video, Tom Scott explores the innovative and simple yet effective ways urban planners help visually impaired citizens move around safely and independently. It also explores how dangerous it can be to put aesthetics ahead of accessibility.

The original version of the video can be found on YouTube, which also contains links to the design manual Tom mentions. He also has a website.

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