Thursday, 3 June 2010

Tactile Pavements for the Blind and Visually Impaired

A long while back when I was in Singapore, I noticed these silvery grooves on the walkway leading to the MRT station and asked a friend what was it for. I've seen them in UK and Japan but never wondered about it until then. It's probably because the ones in UK are generally uncoloured, while the yellow ones in Japan just seemed like part of the paved walkway along the streets. But, silvery ones, I have not come across.

Anyway, no surprise there, these are tactile pavements for the blind and visually impaired. It is common sense but there I was with my ohs and wows. Sigh.

Tactile Pavements at the entrance/exit of the MRT station near Newton Circus

Tactile pavements leading to the exit

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