In light of all the ‘drama drama’ that is surrounding the STM these days, here’s something interesting that they are doing. An announcement was quietly made last October that they would be teaming up with L’Institut Nazareth & Louis-Braille to create an item that would aid the blind while using the metro.
The INLB, using the process of thermoinflation (?), has created tactile cards that have representations of a station’s layout. Using braille and relief designs, these cards include landmarks such as ticket booths, halls, stairs and boarding points. At the moment, these cards are available for 14 of the city’s busier stations, with more being planned in the coming months. As the blind rely predominantly on public transportation, this could prove to be quite helpful for many.