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Raise awareness about Shared Space with NFBUK as part of the V&A museum “Day of Design”

Added: 20 September 2018 | Updated: 16 October 2018

This Sunday, the V&A museum is organising a special event on Exhibition Road to celebrate ten years of London Design Festival.

Our partner, the National Federation of the Blind UK (NFBUK) will take part in this event to raise awareness about the danger of Shared Space schemes. Exhibition Road is a good example: this shared space is regularly criticized and label as dangerous by Disabled people. Fortunately, Exhibition Road will be pedestrianised on Sunday.

NFBUK have received the permission from the V&A museum to do some advocacy work on Exhibition Road this coming Sunday. Their objectives are to:

  1. raise awareness and educate the public on the importance of accessible design to ensure environments are accessible for all, including Blind people, partially-sighted, Disabled and older people.
  2. get feedback from visitors on their views about Exhibition Road.
  3. get signatures for NFBUK’s pledge against shared space: ‘The National Federation of the Blind of the UK want a world where blind, deaf-blind, visually impaired people, Disabled, young and older people do not have to share space with moving vehicles on the road’.

About the FREE event organised by the V&A museum: ”Bringing together events by the Brompton Design District, the Design Museum, Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A, this fun-filled day of design, workshops and talks will offer something for everyone, and a unique way into the many marvels of Albertopolis”. For more information, visit: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/AaQe38ae/ldf-2018-exhibition-road-day-of-design

Join NFBUK on Sunday

The V&A museum event is free. If you still don’t know what to do this Sunday, this a great idea for an activity. You could enjoy this big event and support NFBUK. TfA Trustee Karl Farrell will be there.

If you have any questions about the event and/or would like to join, please contact NFBUK Shared Space Coordinator, Sarah Gayton: