Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New signs in Dublin threathen the safety of the visually impaired

Newly installed advertising panels in Dublin city are being described as a hazard for the visually impaired.

The panels have been erected on footpaths and strong safety concerns have been expressed in recent weeks.

The National Council for the Blind says the advertising panels, erected by JC Decaux and sanctioned by Dublin City Council, are making life harder for the visually impaired.

The wide, freestanding billboards are part of a deal the city has made in exchange for free bicycles and tourist signage.

The Council has said it will re-examine the positioning of the signs.


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