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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jayne Jeffries,
Professor Rose Gilroy,
Professor Tim Townshend
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2020.
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The paper contends that urban designers and place-makers must question their understanding of universal design and its role in supporting UK citizens living with sight loss. Drawing on the mobility narratives of visually impaired (VI) adults, the paper unpacks their strategies for navigating the urban realm, from recognition of shared issues and confidence to familiarity with routes and services. We conclude that place-makers can be more willing and reflexive practitioners - gaining from first-hand experiences; understanding the role of planning and design education; and considering the interface between the mobility needs of VI people and new city strategies promoting green travel.
Author(s): Jeffries JM, Gilroy R, Townshend TG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Urban Design
Online publication date: 10/09/2018
Acceptance date: 19/04/2018
Date deposited: 25/05/2018
ISSN (print): 1357-4809
ISSN (electronic): 1469-9664
Data Source Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.17634/123905-2
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