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Visually Impaired Visitors to Bournemouth

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Visitors to Bournemouth with a visual impairment may:

  • use a mobility aid, such as a white cane
  • be accompanied by a guide dog

Many visually impaired people can read printed information if it is clearly designed and has large text. Alternatively, they can use magnifiers to enlarge standard text. Around 20,000 people use Braille regularly and many others make use of Braille labelling on signs, in lifts and on packaging.

Many Bournemouth tourism facilities offer additional services for visually impaired people. For example, the Russell-Cotes Museum & Art Gallery has a large-print guidebook available to buy and visitors can borrow magnifying glasses with a small deposit.