Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wimpy Braille Burger and Menu

We now know that Wimpy in South Africa is one restaurant that has braille menus, thanks to a video on Youtube that has gone viral. In order to spread awareness about their braille menus, Wimpy made special buns for their burgers by placing sesame seeds on them in such a way that they spelled words in braille.

"100% pure beef burger made for you."

The video claims that 15 people who ate the burgers helped spread the word about Wimpy('s braille menu) to 800,000 other individuals with visual impairment through their newsletters and emails.

Here is the commercial with added voice over.

To see the original commercial without the voice over, click here.

Read more about the braille burgers here.

[Thanks for sharing, Prashant!]

Monday, January 2, 2012

Subway Navigation In NYC To Become Easier For Hard Of Hearing

In a busy area like NYC where subway stations are always crowded , navigation for a person with hearing impairment can become quite uneasy. Canceling all the unnecessary noise while asking for directions or seeking more information about oncoming trains can be a daunting task.

Not anymore. 

Thanks to a device called "hearing loop" being introduced all over the city, hearing only what is important without unnecessary noise is becoming quite possible. The loop is placed close to a room or a window and sends out signals which are caught by a "t-coil" which is already inside many hearing aids and cochrain implants. The t-coil eliminates all the background noise and picks up only what is coming out of a microphone or speaker.

That's it!

To watch a detailed video and read more about this process, please go here.

Source: ny1.com via design:related