Age Friendly Cities
EGDF combined with the European Blind Union to build on the work of the World Health Organisation concept for improving cities for older people by organising focus groups to take into account the special needs of blind people and guide dog users. This partnership project, with assistance from Age Platform Europe, produced a report entitled A Tale of Three Cities. This looks at the experiences of a cross section of blind and partially sighted elderly people in three European cities, Tullamore in Ireland, Salzburg in Austria and Marseille in France. The report uses specific criteria to examine the experiences of older people in adapting to poor vision whilst endeavouring to continue accessing the communities in which they live.
Download the report here in .docx .txt and .pdf formats.