Social Policy and Society


‘I don't know what you're trying to establish’: The Housing and Urban ‘Problems’ of Visually Impaired Children

Chris Allen a1 and Joanne Milner a2
a1 Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), Sheffield Hallam University E-mail:
a2 Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF), University of Salford

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allen c   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
milner j   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 


This paper uses the social model of disability to examine visually impaired children's experiences of their housing and neighbourhoods and finds that they did not experience any significant problems with the design of them. The source of their problems was within these environments, and was caused by factors such as the intensity of movement, for example, from flows of traffic. We conclude by discussing the social policy implications of these findings.