Trail Braille-zin’!

Do you know how important Braille Trails are to those with low and no vision? Braille Trails are pathways populated with dot-dash patterns that allows people with low and no vision to feel their way through the streets using a cane.

The dashes signify the direction of travel along a trail, while the dots indicate a change of direction or an upcoming hazard. Braille Trails provide independence and freedom of mobility for those with low and no vision, and are an incredibly important aspect of inclusion.

Over the weekend, Link Vision CEO Terry O’Neill spent his Saturday helping lay several Braille Trails at Logan City Special School.

“These trails will go a long way to helping provide more freedom, independence and quality of life for students with low and no vision,” said Mr O’Neill.

“The trails will help students become more comfortable with navigating various pathways in a relatively safe environment, which helps prepare them when they leave school.”

Logan City Special School has long had a goal of installing these trails to help their students move about the grounds more freely, and thanks to the help of Kez, Carl and many more dedicated staff its now a reality.

Link Vision initiatives, including independent accommodation for residents with low or no vision and the Computer Club are entirely funded by direct donations and through turnover from our network of Op Shops.

We would not be able to continue to provide vital services without the kind and generous support of our employees and volunteers.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to content