A disabled champion organised a blind-folded walk for council officers and staff.
Great Harwood councillor Jenny Nedwell, who is a registered blind, arranged for trainers from Guide Dogs for the Blind to take people on a walk around the town centre.
Coun Nedwell said she wanted to allow sighted people to experience what it’s like for visually impaired people to navigate around a busy town.
She said: “I was very pleased that so many officers took part in this exercise. I wanted them to experience for a short time the struggles and dangers that people with sight loss face on a daily basis.
“I hope this has given them a new tool in there decision making processes’ as they now know first hand what challenges people like myself face.”
Coun Nedwell was diagnosed with Reverse Retinitis Pigmantosa at 21 and lives a full life with the help from her guide dog Riley.
Emma Allen-Taylor Engagement Officer for Guide Dogs said “We were delighted that councillors and council Officers took part in blind fold walks.
“The walks demonstrated how difficult it can be to negotiate everyday obstacles and pavement layouts in a town centre environment with a visual impairment.” Coun Nedwell said she hopes to organise similar events in the future. For more information visit the Guide Dogs website.