For the first time in its history, the Emirates Post Group has issued a set of postage stamps in Braille to raise awareness of the visually impaired people and services offered to ensure the safety of the visually impaired in public places.The stamps were issued on the occasion of the International White Cane Day, which falls on October 15.
Chief Commercial Officer of EPG Ibrahim Bin Karam said in Press release: “The stamps in Braille are aimed at highlighting the capabilities of visually impaired people as well as the need for their integration into mainstream society, through closer interaction with normal students in schools and colleges. Emirates Post is delighted to support the cause of the blind who are among the easiest disabilities to be integrated into society because they do not suffer from mental problems.”
These stamps are issued in coordination with Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired, and the Press for the Blind run by Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs.
The commemorative stamps, issued in the denomination of Dh3, carry the slogan “UAE with you” in different languages as well as in Braille. The stamps have been issued along with a First Day Cover of Dh7. The words “UAE with You” can be read by the visually impaired people through touch, using the Braille language.(Source-Khaleej Times)