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Railway Station Unveils Braille Maps

Blind reading text caption in braille

India: Dehradun railway station has introduced the Braille maps for people who are blind or have low vision to get around the station, reports Times of India.

The Braille maps have been developed by a Bengaluru NGO and were inaugurated by TP Singh, General Manager of Northern Railways.

The Braille map provides the layout of the station and facilities available.

“Braille signages are also being installed for all the facilities and offices in the premises like enquiry, station master office, waiting rooms, lifts, toilets, etc.” said Station Director

“These signs will help people who are blind find various spots independently. In the future, Braille platform indicators will also be installed throughout the railings and foot over-bridge after renovation of the station and Braille booklets will also be made available,” he added.

“Many students come to study here and they face difficulties getting around. It is a good initiative by Dehradun railway station for which we are grateful.” Said Sumana Samuel, principal of Sharp Memorial School for Blind.

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