India’s first touch-and-feel garden for visually impaired

A first-of-its-kind touch and feel garden for the visually impaired people in the country was inaugurated near Calicut University campus by Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan. The garden has nearly 70 aromatic, medicinal and herbal plants brought from various parts the country. The visually impaired will get an opportunity to study the plants not only by touching, feeling and smelling them but also getting information about them through audio inputs.

The garden is arranged in such a way that the visually impaired can move around freely. It has been constructed in a year with an aid of Rs 17 lakh from the Environment Ministry. The names of all plants set on a higher level to help the visually impaired are written in English, Malayalam and in Braille. Using a sonic labeller, the visitors can listen to complete details about the plants.

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Courtesy: The Hindu


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