For the first time in its history, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of postage on the occasion of the International White Cane Day, which falls on 15 October, to raise awareness of people who are blind or have low vision and services offered to ensure the safety of people who are blind in public places.
Chief Commercial Officer Ibrahim Bin Karam said: “The stamps in Braille are aimed at highlighting the capabilities of people who are blind or have low vision as well as the need for their integration into mainstream society, through closer interaction with normal students in schools and colleges. Emirates Post is delighted to support the cause of people who are blind or have low vision who are among the easiest disabilities to be integrated into society because they do not suffer from mental problems.”
These stamps are issued in coordination with Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired, and the Press for the Blind run by Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs.
The commemorative stamps, issued in the denomination of AED 3, carry the slogan “UAE with you” in different languages as well as in Braille. The stamps have been issued along with a First Day Cover of AED 7. The words “UAE with You” can be read by the blind through touch, using the Braille language.