Sharjah Cafe First To Put Braille On Menu

Oct 05, 2018
Pioneering project reflects new push to integrate blind and visually impaired people into the community

Al Rawi, a cultural cafe at Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah, recently launched a braille food menu in collaboration with the Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment, and the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired.

It is the first eatery in Sharjah to have a menu available that accommodates the needs of people who are blind or have a vision impairment.

By offering the menu, those involved in the process of its creation seek to highlight the importance of establishing an egalitarian society based on the principle of social inclusion, where everyone irrespective of their physical abilities are empowered with equal access to a safe and comfortable life and can enjoy public services and amenities equally.

Adel Al Zumar, Director of Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired said: “We welcome this pioneering project in Sharjah, which reflects the eagerness of A Rawi Café’s dedication to integrate blind and visually impaired people into the community, especially children, through this wonderful braille menu initiative.

“It is a big step forward in the UAE’s social movement that is aimed at making the local community equally accessible, inclusive, resourceful and enriching for differently abled people.”
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