Vista at Spot Light on Leicester City Centre Lecture

Published on 4th June 2018 in General

Shining A Light On Accessibility Guest Lecture - Spot Light on Leicester City Centre Tickets, Friday 8 June at 12.00 Midday , De Montfort University, Hugh Aston Lecture Theatre, Leicester 

This event has been organised by National Federation of Blind people of the UK  and is supported by Vista.

Earlier this year, Vista went to 10 Downing Street to help support the Leicester Disabled People Access Group and the National Federation of the Blind (NFBUK) as they campaigned against shared space and improving access and inclusion in the built environment.  

Following on from the visit to 10 Downing Street there is a 'Spot Light on Leicester City Centre Lecture' on Friday 8 June, focusing on how attention to detailed design can ensure access for all and illustrate what happens when the safety features disabled people require to access urban environments are removed. This event will bring many different stakeholders together to work jointly on resolving important issues of independent access for all. 

Chaired by Steve Payne, Director of Operations at Vista, the lecture will look at safety and accessibility concerns raised by blind, partially sighted and disabled people who have been affected by changes to the shared space roads and active transport polices, using Leicester City Centre as a living example.  

Results from the walking audit of Leicester City Centre will be presented during the 'Walk on the Blind Side' talk by members NFBUK and Alice, a Guide Dog user who lives in the City, will tell her story of how she has been affected by the changes.  

For more details of the event, information about the speakers or to book click here or you can contact Sarah Gayton from National Federation of the Blind of the UK on 07903 155858 or by email 

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