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Thanks to changed regulations Braille is spreading but do most blind people actually use the language of dots?

It's been around for 200 years but you may only recently have noticed Braille in everyday usage. If you've had your eyes, or fingers, open, you may have noticed Braille on toilet doors to denote gents or ladies, on buttons in lifts, on bottles of wine and packaging on breakfast cereals and ready meals.

Braille menus are available on request in many UK chain restaurants such as Nando's and Pizza Express, but it's most obvious on medicine and pharmaceuticals - everything from cough sweets to blood pressure tablets.

On Twitter, you'll regularly see US users pondering why there is Braille on drive-through cash machines when blind people can't drive. They can be passengers, of course. In the not-too-distant past, Braille on bleach bottles used to have paternalistic messages like "irritant" or "do not drink" rather than giving useful information about what the product was, like "kitchen surface cleaner".

But there's a contradiction - as Braille use spreads across everyday objects, the number of people using the system has actually been in long-term decline. Today there are screenreaders for computers as well as smartphones that speak.

It has spawned a generation of blind people who are tech savvy out of necessity. Legislation still requires braille for new buildings and developments.

Hillmont Braille Signs is one of the most successful and innovative manufacturers of Braille in Australia and has been manufacturing and supplying Braille/tactile and general signage solutions throughout Australia for over 15 years from our Northwest Sydney location(now based at Castle Hill).

High profile projects include the award-winning way finding system at the University of Sydney, many of the facilities for the Sydney 2000 Olympics as well as the Epping to Chatswood railway and Braille signs inside the new Oscar railway carriages.

View our latest video http://www.spec-net.com.au/press/0412/arc_250412.htm and visit www.hillmontbraillesigns.com.au. Samples can also be provided.

Our other signage services which are provided by our parent company, Architectural Signs include:

Sandblasting
Laser Engraving (CO2 and YAG)
Rotary Engraving



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