The joy of travelling for the visually impaired

  • Malaysia
  • Saturday, 19 Jul 2014

Places that include Braille description, such as the Sanchi Stupa in India, help to enhance a blind person's travel experience. - Biswarup Ganguly/ Wikimedia Commons

The lack of sightseeing options does not deter the blind and visually impaired from travelling.

After a long and arduous climb one day in December 1981, Liza Maria Beh found herself at the top of Ayers Rock in Australia. While other hikers took in the scenic view of the ancient MacDonnell Ranges, it was an entirely different experience for Beh. The heat, wind and sounds created thrilling sensations for the woman who was born blind.

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