Sarah GaytonStreet Access Campaign Coordinator, National Federation of the Blind (UK)
Sarah has worked with the National Federation of the Blind of the UK for the past 9 years raising safety and accessibility concerns on street designs for blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired pedestrians. She has used film and media to give blind and visually impaired people a voice to highlight the dangers of street designs that ignore accessibility features required for safe and independent accessibility for blind and visually impaired pedestrians and bus passengers. Her background is in environmental protection and she has worked in the UK and overseas in this field, as well as having gained experience in running her own artisan bakery business.
My Speaker Sessions
Wednesday 07 June 2023
Delivering accessible EV charging infrastructure
- Accommodating an effective charging infrastructure that provides equality of access for those without driveways.
- Understanding PAS 1899 for on-street and off-street provision
- Procurement guidance
- BPA standards and accreditations
- Understanding the hazards of poor parking management of e-bike hire schemes for blind pedestrians.
Thursday 08 June 2023
Active Travel – what this means for blind and visually impaired bus passengers
Active travel schemes are being rolled out across the UK bringing about changes to the design of bus stops which are not safe and not accessible for blind and visually impaired bus passengers. The presentation will use film followed by Q & A to show why the use of floating bus stops and shared use bus boarders are hard wiring discrimination into active travel schemes.