Symbols in Braille

20130318-203532.jpg The braille in this picture simply reads "#1". Probably unintentionally, the thick, vertical line separating the star symbol and the braille text is illustrative of the gulf between people who are blind and the vast world of iconic representation. I love this sign because the symbol is also raised, able to be felt by hands probing the surface for messages. I'd rather the meaningless line not be there, but the raised star still provides some opportunity to connect the dots... I couldn't resist.