Sensational Sensory Tunnel
Published on 09/03/2012
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has unveiled its new Sensory Tunnel at Crufts.
Visitors to Crufts were able to walk through the pitch black tunnel and experience a taste of life without sight.
People could smell freshly mown grass and hear traffic and countryside noises. Under their feet, they felt a surface that simulates grass and a Braille pavement. They were also able to feel walls made of brick, grass, wooden fencing and wire fencing.
Guide Dogs is working to break down barriers so that visually impaired people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else, and Baconinflate was on hand to support their objectives by realising the bespoke design.
The tunnel, designed in partnership with the Guide Dogs team provided an insight into the everyday challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people. It gives sighted people the opportunity to gain an understanding of how people with sight loss use all their senses in everyday life.
The Sensory Tunnel will be activated at various events and exhibitions across the UK and 2012 events calendar.
For further information on the charity and activities please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk