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’t Zand is the most dangerous square of Bruges for the blind and visually impaired: henceforth, they might be the first ‘feel’
Bruges The city of Bruges, the blind and visually impaired people can, for they are on ‘t Zand car, the feel of a scale model how the large square looks like in reality. It should help them to find the way, because 't Zand is for them one of the biggest obstacles in Bruges. “And even if we have the guides to follow, we can still against cycling occur.”

At the reconstruction of 't Zand in the past two years is quite a bit of attention paid to the blind and visually impaired. At the request of the urban council for persons with disabilities, measures taken around the square and as safely as possible. “Without guidance, it was impossible for people with a visual handicap to the square to cross, because it is one of the most dangerous of Bruges,” says Lieve Dossche of the urban council. “‘t Zand is however essential for anyone to Brugge. Here come the buses and you can easily visit the city.”


But there are quite a few obstacles, also sets Christine Van Royen. Christine is blind and is not born in Bruges. “There are noppenstroken, led lines and even beacons that you aurally through the smartphone, a way show along obstacles such as banks, bus stops, parking or bicycle storage facilities. But that does not mean that the danger of falling over. If we have the guides to follow, we can still against motorcycles or bicycles]. People, they often guileless against the parkeerhuisjes on ‘t Zand. But for us it can have a big impact.”

visually Impaired users often have no idea of the ratio of
the concert hall to the busy streets. With a voelplan is
that more clearly

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