Portuguese passport first in EU to include Braille

in News · 05-07-2018 14:36:00 · 0 Comments
Portuguese passport first in EU to include Braille

The Portuguese electronic passport will include a page in Braille, becoming the first in the European Union to implement the innovative measure, which will allow visually impaired citizens to identify their name, number and expiration date of the document.

This new function on the Portuguese electronic passport was presented during a ceremony to mark the Portuguese borders and immigration service SEF’s 42nd anniversary.
At the ceremony, a diplomatic passport was presented to the Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Disabled People, Ana Sofia Antunes, who is visually impaired, and to the President of ACAPO, José Augusto Tomé Coelho, as well as to the secretary of the institution, Fernando Manuel Costa dos Santos.

While there are several countries working to implement such a project, Portugal was the first European country to have the passport with this type of spelling in full operation.
Braille spelling integrates a policy of equal opportunities among citizens.


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