The Braille walk at Hughes Park is available for everyone to use including those with vision-impairment and/or people in a wheelchair. It is a fun way to help raise awareness of Braille and its role in our society.
This unique feature brings Orienteering and Braille together and uses Foundation font on each letter which is consistent with the font used in NSW schools.
There are a few ways to use the Braille plates:
- People can follow the Braille in 'A' to 'Z' order, plates are located next to the main path and they are at the height where they can be reached easily (eg. accessible).
- People can also set a word or a phrase on paper, then let other people find the letters using the Orienteering Map. To prove they have found the letters, participants can place paper on the Braille and imprint the dots by scratching the paper on top of the Braille. Each game can be different depending on the word or phrase they use - it can be as simple as 'cat' or as hard as 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'. People need to think and decide the sequence of the run in order to complete the game fast should that be the challenge. Download a sample game for your next visit to the Park.