A good idea from the Czech Republic and England: The
for deafblind people should
avoid confusion with the blind (see Lorm).
Only about 2% of the blind (in Germany) have a guide dog.
Different armbands - only the left (3 black dots) is valid in Germany as a traffic-safety-sign.
three black dots on a yellow background
Blind armband with blind logo, white on a blue background
Blind armband with blind logo, black on a yellow background
The most frequently used traffic-safety-sign by blind people
today is the white cane or the guide dog.
The yellow armband with the three black dots is also valid
for the deaf and the physically disabled.
To mark the disability, a disability badge
can be worn or this sign is attached
to certain objects of the blind man.
The yellow armband was introduced after the First World War,
when many war blind people resumed their usual activities
and had to be identified by an eye-catching symbol in the road traffic for their own safety.
The white cane did not exist yet, but
such traffic signs (Germany) with dots:
The three black dots therefore have nothing to
do with Braille - and there is no carrying
order depending on the disability!
Meaning of the sign with the
three black dots is simply just a
conspicuous marking of peoplewho may pose a danger on public roads
because of their disability. Similar to the black
and yellow striped markings of danger spots in public.
Today, the stereotypical symbol of the three black dots
should be advantageously replaced by a triangle
symbol (meanings V for right of way or A for
attention) as traffic-safety-sign for all:
(Conceivable is the use of
symbols on protectors or the like.)