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Elevator button Braille pattern inconsistency - problematic?

Greetings. I am sighted, but I noticed that in one of my building's elevators the Braille pattern for floor 32 has the dots for "3" in a different position than the dots for "3" on the other floors. Rather than the pair of dots representing "3" being in the top row, on floor 32 the pair of dots are in the middle row. Would a blind person recognize this "typo" as the number 3, or would they read it as #: (which wouldn't make sense)?


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Re: Elevator button Braille pattern inconsistency - problematic?



Thanks Shannon! I can let the business know. We shall see if Bank of America Corporate Center bothers to fix it.


Re: Elevator button Braille pattern inconsistency - problematic?



Hi, good catch! Based on context, I feel confident it would be read as a three, but the error would be noticed.

You can always inform the business...the company they used to produce the braille should fix it.

Shannon Carollo


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