Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Braille Clothes Tags Make Laundry Easier for the Visually Impaired

 - Oct 29, 2012
References: yankodesign
The Braille clothes tags are a simplistic yet innovative way to help the visually impaired become even more self-sufficient.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 285 million people around the world are visually impaired. The new clothing tags created by the Chang Gung University provide washing instructions and textile details that are embossed in Braille. This addition makes it significantly more convenient for the impaired individuals to read and determine which washing cycle to throw their clothes in without external assistance. Although this idea is easily enforceable, it's questionable whether retailers will begin to make this addition as well as how long the Braille will remain crisp and defined in the tags from all the washing and drying is undetermined.