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New report on access to green and blue spaces by people with vision impairment

Natural England has produced a new report 'Creating More Accessible Green & Blue Spaces: Understanding the experiences of people with visual impairments that visit green and blue spaces'.

A walk in the countryside can often be challenging for a person with a visual impairment, but nature should be accessible to all. The new report details considerations and recommendations for improving access. They include better information dissemination, more accessible technology options, improved transportation options, enhanced facilities, improved physical access, increased availability of inclusive activities, and more effective addressing of safety concerns.

Although based on research in England, the recommendations are likely to be equally applicable in Wales. You can find out more and read the report here.