#DistancingBlind campaign

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As lockdowns ease around the world, blind and partially sighted people face a growing list of social distancing challenges.

Shops have one-way systems that are difficult to navigate due to floor markings visually impaired people often cannot see. Guide dogs do not understand social distancing measures and blind and partially sighted people often will simply not see a queue.

Blind and partially sighted people worry about travelling on public transport and getting the assistance they need under social distancing measures.

And there is a lack of awareness among businesses and the wider general public on how to help blind and partially sighted people to social distance.

Best Practice Guides

Visually impaired Sight Loss Council members have created a suite of best practice guides for local transport providers and businesses to highlight what measures they could put in place to help blind and partially sighted people social distance.

From transport to healthcare, check out the guides here.

For further information, visit the Sight Loss Councils website.

Source: Sight Loss Councils

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