Using film to change in policy in road design

PHFS in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford are please to present a showing of ‘Sea of Change Film – Walking Into Trouble’

Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7LF.Time- 1-2 pm on Thursday Week 2, 30th January-

The film will be introduced by the director, Sarah Gayton and will be followed by a panel Q&A session with Vaughan Rees, star of the film together with his Guide Dog Wally.

The film is a powerful documentary on the life changing impact that the road design is having on people with impaired vision. It asks one simple question – How Does a Blind Person Cross the Road?

The film is concerned with the environment we live at, and issues that are often left overlooked even in developed countries – how the environmental policy affects everyday life of people, particularly those with special needs.

During her talk Sarah will touch on how the film has been used to wake up key stakeholders to this hidden national public health issue across the nation. The film was screened at the House of Lords Transport Select Committee last year and was successful in influencing policy makers to amend legislation on this subject. Sarah also received a support letter from her Majesty, The Queen, stating that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government was informed and encouraged to act on this issue.

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