The Queen opens the new Jubilee Walkway Panel in Parliament SquareThe Queen opens the new Jubilee Walkway Panel in Parliament Square
On Monday 19th November the Queen unveiled the new panel in Parliament Square. She and the Duke of Edinburgh drove to Parliament Square from Westminster Abbey after the service of Thanksgiving for their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. By the time they arrived the rain has stopped and the sun shone.
After the unveiling the Queen and Duke talked to Rebecca Elliot the designer and Isabella Murdoch, a blind consultant, to hear about the panel and its design.
The couple then met people who had been connected with the work of the Dog Rose Trust to make the panel more accessible to everyone, including Eric Sayce with his Guide Dog Wills, Mary Connelly and Terry Goodman. Wills got a special pat on the head from the Duke of Edinburgh.
This panel, is the first on the Jubilee Walkway to include some information in Braille, a clearer design for people with partial sight and a unique number that can be rung to get an audio description of the panel.
The panel was made by Photocast of Speke, Liverpool, who have worked with the Dog Rose Trust for many years.
The Dog Rose Trust is very pleased to have been involved in this work and hope that it will lead the way to more panels all over the country being more accessible.