Exhibition Road

Tactile map

Tactile Map
A new tactile map located in Thurloe Street outside South Kensington station will help to guide visually-impaired users along Exhibition Road.

Working closely with  specialist tactile design team Topografik, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Royal National Institute for the Blind we have produced a robust three dimensional map featuring colour-coding, raised letters, symbols and braille.

Unveiling of the map

At the unveiling of the new map on 23 October, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Cllr Timothy Coleridge, said: “This new map will help visually-impaired users, including those with guide dogs, and other visitors who may appreciate the clarity, such as young children and non-English speakers, to find their way down this striking new space. A home to some of Britain’s most important cultural and educational institutions.”

Tactile Map RBKC

Helen Aluko-olokun, Policy Business Partner at Guide Dogs, said: “This map is a very good example of where the local authority has demonstrated best practice in an environment which is challenging for many blind and partially sighted people. We hope that other local authorities follow this example."