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Tech World Honors Inventor of Truncated Domes

Visually Impaired Person Approaching Truncated Domes

52 years ago, the world was changed when Seiichi Miyake invented tactile paving blocks, also known as tenji blocks and truncated domes, to help the visually impaired better navigate and interact with the world around them. Today, Google, CNET and others are honoring Seiichi and his work to create safe paths of travel for those with visual impairments. His work was forward thinking and helped create accessible and safe environments for all.

Google Homepage; Search: Seiichhi Miyake
March 18, 2019

Google Doodle pays tribute to Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake
Jackson Ryan, CNET
March 17, 2018