Braille House, a voluntary association of people specialising in tactile literacy for people who are blind or have low vision, has developed a tactile support mechanism to help in using the QR code contact tracing system required by most states and territories to sign into organisations.
The QR Code tactile indicator works through the use of a sticker with braille that is placed over the QR Code that reads “please scan the QR code below” and has a tactile square to indicate where the QR Code is. This allows people who are blind or have low vision to independently complete the QR code contact tracing sign-in process.
Richard Barker, General Manager of Braille House said “providing small supports like the QR Code indicator is important for people with low or no vision to live with independence and dignity. This is something that should be important for our society as a whole. It may seem like a small thing to everyone else, but for a person who is blind or has low vision, this is a big step towards knowing that they are included. Contact tracing is very important to keep everyone safe and not just sighted people.”