DISABILITY INCLUSION ANNUAL WALK 2016

Disability Inclusion Walk for people with Visual Impairment 2016

 

The walk on Friday, 02 December was centred on experiencing how people with vision impairments find a safe path around the central business district.  Director of Corporate and Community Services, Anna Watt, wore a blindfold for the walk and used a cane that assists people with vision impairments to find a clear pathway.   “It was a meaningful way to experience how people with vision impairments need to safely navigate our town, cross streets, and enter shops easily,” said Mrs Watt.  “Council does a walk similar to this every year to further raise community awareness of access issues for people who have a disability, and to consider improvements that could be made to the street scape such as the tactile ground surface indicator strips that are to be installed at a number of pedestrian crossings next year.”