Australian paramedics add Braille to ID cards to better help blind patients

By EMS1 Staff

The addition is part of a partnership between an EMS service and a non-profit that supports the blind and low vision community

AUSTRALIA — An Australian ambulance service is adding Braille to its paramedics’ ID cards to better help blind and low vision patients in emergency situations.

The new Braille stickers, which read “Ambulance” and “000” (the Australian version of 911), are meant to ensure patients that professional help has arrived. The stickers are now being provided to Ambulance Victoria paramedics through a partnership with non-profit organization Vision Australia.

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