According to the Capitol Times, the visible pot holes pose severe difficulties for pedestrians especially the physically challenged (disabled).
Recently, the President of the Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) Beyan Kota complained about the state of Monrovia sidewalks which according to him creates unnecessary embarrassment for the movement of the blind.
“Our freedom of movement is impeded because the roads are built in such a way that there are no good sidewalks that will enable visually impaired people and other physically challenged to move easily,” Kota stressed.
In its latest report, the World Access for the Blind indicates that people with complete blindness or low vision often have a difficult time self-navigating outside well-known environments.
The group stated that physical movement is one of the biggest challenges for blind people. Traveling or simply walking down a crowded street may pose great difficulty. Because of this, many people with low vision will bring a sighted friend or family member to help navigate unknown environments.
Blindness may result from a disease, injury or other conditions that limit vision. Legal blindness means that a person has vision that measures 20/200 or worse. For example, someone with 20/200 vision sees an object from 20 feet than a person with perfect 20/20 vision is able to see from 200 feet. Knowing the challenges blindness creates may help sighted people understand what blind people face each day.