Guiyang’s Municipal Engineering Department in Guizhou province has reportedly spent around 40,000 RMB and over a week installing braille signs on 27 overhead bridges for blind residents to easily find their way around in the city.
The braille signs, made from stainless steel, sport direction instructions at the corners of the overhead bridges. Both Chinese characters and braille can be found on the signs, reported 21CN.
“There are currently 30,000 blind people living in this city but less than one tenth of them are able to go out because of the lacking of facilities providing to them,” said Wang Hongbo, the president of the Association of the Blind, “It’s very difficult and inconvenient for the blind people to feel for their way to go if no braille directions are provided.”
According to a staff member from the Municipal Engineering Department, other braille signs are being planned for more overhead bridges and subways in the city.
By Lucy Liu
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