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Tactile Signage Enables Accessible Walks

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After evangelising Braille to my family, I occasionally get sent images of Braille they see while out. This time it was of tactile signage for an accessible trail of Three Sisters by Wigan Council.

The sign has a dark background with white text. Braille is directly under each block of text, making it accessible to braille readers. The map of the trails has clear bold lines and symbols for low vision, in addition to tactile raising of lines and shapes to make the map accessible to the blind.

Photo of a Tactile sign by Wigan Council showing the trails of three sisters

Do you have any tactile signage like this where you live? tell me about it in the comments.

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By Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon has worked in IT for over 20 years, specifically within the Testing Inspection and Certification industry. Tim has Cone Dystrophy, a progressive sight loss condition that impacts his central vision, colour perception and makes him sensitive to light. He likes to share his experience of life and how he navigates the abyss of uncertainty.

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