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Google Doodle pays tribute to Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake

March 18, 2019

His invention, the tenji block, changed the way the visually impaired interact with the world.

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Jackson Ryan

March 17, 2019 4:48 PM PDT 

When Seiichi Miyake found out a close friend was losing the ability to see clearly, he wanted to help. That desire led to an entirely new way for the visually impaired to navigate big cities, railways and parks. 

In 1965, Miyake invented the tactile paving slab (or "tenji block" in Japan) with his own money. Monday's Google Doodle celebrates the introduction of the block 52 years ago.

For full article go to link: https://www.cnet.com/news/google-doodle-pays-tribute-to-japanese-inventor-seiichi-miyake/

 

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