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CAE training launched to deliver accessible local environments for people with sight loss

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is launching a new training course to give planning and access professionals the expertise to help deliver accessible streets for everyone.

The Accessible Pedestrian Environments for People with Sight Loss course starts on Tuesday 8 March 2016. This course will enable planning and access professionals to recognise the key factors required in an accessible pedestrian environment for people with sight loss and:

  • Describe the most common eye conditions and how these impact on perception and use of the pedestrian environment
  • Appreciate the context provided by the main legislation and standards that determine the design, planning and management of the pedestrian environment
  • Understand the techniques blind and partially sighted people use to move around the pedestrian environment
  • Identify the design features required to enable the independent mobility of people with sight loss and their impact on other disabled people
  • Specify good practice in the design, layout and management of external environments

Lead by highly experienced trainers, the course is aimed at access consultants, architects, planners, urban designers, highways officers. Delegates will take part in an interactive workshop, with practical exercises and opportunities to pose questions throughout.

Jean Hewitt, Director of the Centre for Accessible Environments said:

“We are pleased to offer this innovative training to a wide range of professionals, enabling organisations and individuals to extend their expertise and help meet the needs of their communities”.

“Ensuring our pedestrian environments are accessible and inclusive for all is central to our mission and this course enables those planning our towns, cities and villages the confidence to deliver better places for people with sight loss”

The all-day course takes place at Holyer House, London EC4A 3EB on Tuesday 8 March 2016.

CAE members can book their discounted place for £270 plus VAT (non-members £300 plus VAT).

Booking forms can be accessed from the CAE website here:

For further information about other CAE training courses, please see the training calendar:

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