South Korea First to Offer Braille Passports

Apr 11, 2017.

Passports are one of the most important travel documents, and one country is working to make them more accessible for blind travelers. According to the Yonhap News Agency, The South Korean Foreign Ministry will begin issuing the modified passports on April 20 at hundreds of locations

Information including the passport number and expiration date as well as the owner’s name and date of issuance will be brailled on a sticker and attached to the passport. It’s the first known instance where passports are being made available in braille.

Editor’s Note

This came from www.blindbargains.com/b/17044. Their source was Yonhap News Agency english.yonhapnews.co.kr/business/2017/04/10/0501000000AEN20170410003500315.html

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