Shared space and visually impaired persons
Visually impaired populations have been widely ignored in the past. This paper focuses on the problems that visibly impaired have while being in a shared space. The movement of persons in a shared space depends a lot on the sense of sight, as it’s a single space used by different users with no barriers.The issue has attracted much debate and discussion. This work shows how persons with visual impairment can use the shared space in a better and safer way. I choose Via Garibaldi in Turin, Italy for my fieldwork using different methods through the site visits individually and with the user/experts which helped me in understanding that how they co- exist with the other users in a shared space and what problems they had while walking. The results attained helped me to formulate the suggestions to improve the shared space of Via Garibaldi for visually impaired persons.