Traveling around is not an easy task for the visually impaired. For them, it is as good as being in an unknown city amongst unknown people. In order to aide them through this perilous task, an approach was developed. Keeping in mind the chaos which would have been caused by the Winter Olympics of 2010, strips of Braille were pasted along the way on sign posts to help the visually impaired make their way across town. Named the Braille track, the ingenious concept has been brought to life by Jenny Lai.
The product will help the blind find way without asking for any assistance. It will inject a sense of freedom in them and also add mobility. The concept was tested out when the co-creator of this idea was asked to follow these strips across town from one starting point and reach her destination without anyone’s help. Many would be surprised, but she was actually able to carry out this task independently.
Given this concept, if it is developed in a proper manner, it can aide the visually impaired in a very convenient and helpful way. Not only do they regain their independence back, they don’t have to be dependent on any other person for traveling around in their vicinity. Surely, a concept which is worth its while and I’d personally like to extend a hand of gratitude to the creators of the Braille stickers, who came up with such an ingenious idea, thereby, helping a large community be self dependent and mobile.