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Who Invented the Tactile Paving

The tactile paving is manufactured in accordance with the relevant tactile paving standards of handicap international with the features of excellent design, sensitive sense of touch, strong corrosion, wear resistance and long life. The surface of the high-strength plastic tactile paving is beautiful and smooth. It is suitable for indoor or outdoor use with super softness. The conventional color of rubber tacile paving is yellow and gray, and the style is dot and strip, which provides safe and convenient road facilities. The tactile paving is paved with two kinds of bricks. One is the strip direction guide brick, which guides the visually disabled to move forward safely. It is called the tactile paving, or the tactile paving guiding direction. The other is the warning brick with a dot, which indicates that when there is an obstacle in front of the blind person, it's time to turn. It's called the warning tactile paving or the tactile paving guiding direction.

The tactile paving was originally invented by a Japanese called Seiichi Miyake in 1965. At that time, he was the first director of the Research Center for the safety of traffic experiment of the corporate body and he invented it for his friend with visual disability. In 1967, it was used on the streets near Okayama blind school in Okayama City, Okayama County, Japan, and then it was extended to other places in Japan and finally around the world. It helps to warn the visually disabled and the visually impaired of danger. His invention is now widely used all over the world, especially at road intersections and railway station platforms.