Barnsley council players set to walk around town centre blindfolded

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A team of council staff working on Barnsley’s town centre development project are taking part in a blindfolded walk around the town to highlight the challenges that blind and visually impaired people face.

The walk takes place ahead of a ‘Street Accessibility Fortnight of Action’, being run by the Royal National Institute of Blind People and aimed at highlighting the growing problem of street obstacles including bollards, advertising boards, bins and cars parked on pavements.

Councillor Roy Miller said: “We have already involved disabled and deaf people in walkabouts.”