The National Company of Romanian Post has opened its first postal office designed specifically for blind and visually impaired individuals.
Postal Office Bucharest 39 is the first location adapted to provide all necessary information and accessibility for persons with visual disabilities, enabling them to access postal services independently. The high-tech system installed by Framinor ensures the orientation of visually impaired persons in the surrounding space.
With the Step-Hear system, customers can download a free mobile application that, when connected to the sensors installed in the postal office, provides pre-recorded audio messages containing all necessary information for movement and accessibility.
To further aid visually impaired persons, the Scripor Alphabet Association has provided several devices:
- tactile-visual congratulations in Romanian, Braille, and the tactile alphabet of colors – Scripor
- general-purpose adhesive labels with the tactile-visual representation of colors
- a tactile game called Black & White
- keyboard kits in Braille
- kits for making elevators accessible
- boards with the tactile alphabet of colors – Scripor
These items will soon be available for sale in other postal offices as well.
The Scripor Alphabet is a tactile color alphabet based on the extension of the Braille alphabet, allowing visually impaired individuals to identify, recognize, differentiate, read, and write colors.
Postal Office Bucharest 39 is located in an area frequented by visually impaired individuals and is in proximity to the Romanian National Association of the Blind. Today’s action is a pilot project, and depending on customer interest and requirements, other postal offices will be adapted to the Step-Hear system. The Romanian Post’s commitment to accessibility for visually impaired individuals is commendable and represents an essential step towards a more inclusive and accessible world.