For the first time in its history, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of postage stamps in Braille on the occasion of the International White Cane Day, which falls on 15 October, to raise awareness of visually impaired people and services offered to ensure the safety of the Blind in public places.
Chief Commercial Officer Ibrahim Bin Karam said: “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 AED 3, 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 AED 7. The words “UAE with You” can be read by the blind through touch, using the Braille language.