As part of the Royal National Institute of Blind people’s ‘Who put that there’ campaign Local Authorities were asked to develop a street charter to address inaccessibility in the built environment which is a significant issue to people with sight loss.
Stockton Council’s charter, which was developed in partnership with representatives from the RNIB, including the local volunteer campaigner and Guide Dogs for the Blind, aims to address the six most common obstacles facing blind and partially sighted people. The six most common obstacles facing blind and partially sighted people are parking on pavements, a-boards, inaccessible crossings, bins and recycling boxes on pavements, street furniture, and developments that include shared space.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Street Charter (accessible version)
Further details of the RNIB’s ‘Who put that there!’ campaign can be found on the RNIB website.