EBU best practices brochure ‘Safe and Independent Mobility for Blind and Partially Sighted Persons’.

In 2019, EBU invited its member organisations to submit examples of best practices on the accessibility of mobility for visually impaired persons. The entries were carefully studied and compiled into a brochure.

This present brochure documents best practices towards independent and safe mobility from across Europe. It is structured in three clusters, which reflect important and interlocking areas of accessible mobility: legislation and standards, built environment and infrastructure and lastly digital solutions. A short discussion section complements these chapters in order to contextualise some pertinent issues on the safety and independency of mobility for visually impaired persons.

It is important to note that this brochure presents best practices from a variety of countries. It lies within the nature of this publication that negative examples are excluded, which may give a skewed impression of fully accessible mobility. In fact, the opposite is the case and much more remains to be done. This brochure provides some ideas on how.

It is available, as a pdf file, in English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish.

All these files can also be found on the EBU webpage.

This work was completed thanks to funding from the European Commission.