Even the Chinese may by now be wondering what it is the people designing and building their cities have against blind people, as the “tactile paving” they provide at times looks more like it is intended to kill off the blind than lead them safely to their destination…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 26/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Pfft, Chinese ain't got nothing on Russians.
    It's in russian, but photos speak for themselves. Blind person wouldn't survive a day in Moscow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:44 26/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Looks a lot like tetris.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 26/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    If you're talking about the ones near the bottom, they're from Tokyo:

    А вот вам для сравнения, как это выглядит в Токио. Уверен, слепых людей там не больше, чем в Москве.

    Below this line, which translates to (loosely):

    "So you guys can compare, this is how it looks in Tokyo. [I'm pretty] sure that there aren't more blind people in Tokyo than there are in Moscow."

    ... To be honest, though, I didn't even know these blind tactile panels existed. First time I heard of it. Didn't see any in Atlanta; maybe didn't notice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 27/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They aren't for people who see, thus hard to see?! D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I am quite used to them, my home city (Eurofag here...) has used them for ages. In a way more intelligent way than this, of course. This just looks terrifying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 13/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In America, the blind have dogs... In Russia, the blind have Vodka... in Tokyo, the blind have loli's.... In China however, they give you one of those fake dog leashes

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, I think it's more that we in the US don't even bother with this kind of stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ones in Tokyo get a larger panel block when there are stops, corners, and turns.

    I personally just use them to separate myself from the people riding bicycles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:52 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tetris Attack where the block explode!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 28/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually, the problem for most of these examples is that the floor designer is using the tactile tiles as design elements, not as aids to the visually-impaired.

    Tkepner []

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    Comment by Dia
    04:50 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice to see Russians along with the Chinese applying techniques to improve the lifes of blind people.

    In the video the path leading the blind person to the TV was funny, those silly Japanese...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 02/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    still can't beat that last photo though>>

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 29/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The first one is pretty easy to explain. They were just too lazy (or they wanted to save budget / time), as if they wanted to place the tiles in a straight line, they would need to cut the normal tiles accordingly.

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    00:03 27/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I don't even think the contractors, or whoever they have in-charge in doing these, know what's the main purpose of these tiles. Maybe they were more like "Oh wow, cool tiles! Let's just stick them on the pavements as patterns!"

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    Comment by Zanber
    00:31 27/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Knowing where this is from,

    it's because of:

    cheap profit / cutting corners
    ignorance / lack of moral
    uneducated people

    or any of above combined

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:47 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The part where people cut corners for the disabled, mentally ill, animals, etc is troubling.

    I don't want to say 'I told you so', but the modern world is going to hell because it truly revolves around money and people competing with eachother for the mere right to even live and survive.

    People think these pictures are bad and all, but if you break a certain poverty line in Japan, you may as well stop living as far as the society is concerned. You're not only below trash, but a liability and a 'danger' according to some people. This world absolutely needs more compassion. It always did and sadly, it always will.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 26/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ... and then they eat your guide-dog :P

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    Comment by Master117
    22:25 26/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    that was hilarious : D, you brought a smile upon me fine man, thank you

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that was so nice of you to say : D, you brought a smile upon me fine man, thank you

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:20 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pedobear said It's a bad place for a loli to play step into the line.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    guide dogs are probably like those glasses in mission impossible. They explode after a set time after first use.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 26/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Those things don't really matter. there are NO blind people walking around outside alone in Chinese cities. Almost nothing in the country is handicap accessible. Those silly, unused tiles on sidewalks aside - blind people would be dead within minutes of walking around unaided in a Chinese city due to traffic and other hazards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 26/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They'd be run over, twice...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 26/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    By exploading cars.

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    Comment by Oyashiro-Chama
    01:53 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just another rock in a grave.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    01:15 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They count as another casualty of living in China. That's about it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They sure be loading exp.
    I mean, all those people that they run over have to count for something...right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 27/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    You fools! China is trying to create an army of Daredevils through natural selection on their blind population.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What doesn't kill you make you stronger!

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    Comment by kazaza2
    00:20 27/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Blind zigzag walking path to avoid fire from equally blind snipers!

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    Comment by Olba
    23:24 26/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The first three pictures look like whoever did that was trying to use them as some kind of "style" for the tiling. Not many helpful things in the world are pretty or cool or whatever.

    Not good.

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    Comment by egozi44
    05:29 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ok.. i figure that i will want to ask this someday.. but
    What this site have against China?

    i mean it don't like i in particular like them.. (especially when i know what going on in their country)

    but i don't in particularly hate them as well

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think they just don't know what these are for. So they just use them as a visual design element.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clever population control.

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    Comment by Bayonette
    03:22 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one would survive on that last pic... Those blind people would die in the dark, smelly canal!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems they mistook guidance type with hazard warning type pavement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet some of the "tactical paving" is rigged with explosive mines(the non explosive mines are lookalikes stuffed with human hair and duck bills).

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:17 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one that expected a large maze?....

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    Comment by Syaimaral
    05:57 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Omg, that's what those things were for? I thought it was just decoration, really crappy, playground-like decoration.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are no blind people in China. The good people of Chinese republic by default dont drink nor masturbate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 28/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    People in China are stupid

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    Comment by Lee Kun
    05:36 28/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plant in open manhole!? Fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In China, They troll blind people too!! China land mine camouflage lvl 9000

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    Comment by InuoeK
    09:34 28/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've always wondered what those were for

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 01/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHAT?! No explosions? \(^0^)/

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 28/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    last picture is my winner :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:13 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    People you don't get it this isn't for the blind!
    This is good deal for some handpicked firms. (Corruption inside government noting new, but this is the latest form of it.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's almost as though they've lost sight at the intended purpose of tactile paving!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything in China looks so dirty. I hate China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:37 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chinese are a dirty race. Of course everything looks dirty. Dirty gold farmers ruining my MMOz.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 27/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have better sidewalks than the ones of my city, I give 'em that.

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