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The blind leading the blind – local authority don’t know what they’re doing!

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A local authority in Bangkok have been roundly criticized for mistakes made in paving the sidewalk designed to help the blind.

The blind leading the blind - local authority don't know what they're doing! | News by Samui TimesBut instead of helping the visually impaired they could be sending them to their deaths – or at the very least injury.

Paving stones called “Braille Blocks” have been put in Soi 11 Pahonyothin, in Phayathai district. They are meant to warn the blind when a turning or hazard is coming up.

Instead blocks that tell the blind it is safe to proceed are next to side turnings and others could lead the handicapped straight into power poles.

The incorrect paving was revealed on an online page called “The Sidewalk – the wide world of walkways” that examines issues regarding the handicapped.

Posters called for something to be done urgently before there is an accident, said Manager.

Thai Visa / Manager Online

The blind leading the blind - local authority don't know what they're doing! | News by Samui Times

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