Category: Blind

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‘Signal Colour’ detection system to be introduced in Hyogo to help visually impaired cross roads

Hyogo Prefecture has become the first prefecture in Japan to use a new guidance system for the blind and visually impaired whereby the colour of traffic lights can be detected via a smartphone.

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Visually impaired people in Japan with coronavirus did not get enough support during the fifth wave, group for the blind says

According to the Japan Association of Visually Impaired Persons, the new coronavirus has been effecting the visually impaired one after another since last year, and multiple infections were confirmed in the fifth wave of this summer when the infection spread rapidly.

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The steps at JR Ochanomizu station are “scary”, say visually impaired people upon inspecting the platform

Members of the All Japan Council for the Visually Impaired, a group of visually impaired people, have inspected the dangers of JR Ochanomizu Station (Chiyoda Ward) and Yoyogi Station (Shibuya Ward), both of which have steps on the platform. At Ochanomizu Station, which does not have a platform door, they believe that people could fall off the platform.

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Vaccination Voucher for blind man sent without Braille, unable to reserve appointment for two weeks: “If you call me…”

While the vaccination program for elderly people aged 65 and over has started in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, a blind man living alone in the city received an envelope containing a vaccination ticket without Braille markings, and it was revealed that he was unable to check the contents for two weeks.