Train coachs with braille stickers to be ready by October

In a first, a railway coach is being readied with Braille-embedded signages to facilitate visually-challenged passengers.

“The first prototype coach with Braille stickers is expected to be turned out here in October 2013 for feedback from visually impaired persons,” an official said.

The non-AC conventional coach manufactured in the Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) at Chennai will have Braille stickers on berth, toilet, wash basin and doors as well.

“The Braille stickers are placed accordingly after consultation with the members of blind association in the capital,” said the official, adding, “It is a significant step for facilitation of visually impaired passengers during train journey as part of railways’ social commitment to make the national transporter more friendly towards specially abled passengers.”

Full report here Business Standard 


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