|The google-doodle tonight and tomorrow|
|New curb ramps and truncated dome bump pads (in red)|
on the south side of Fairview and Summer.
Note also the raised curbs to signal or stop downhill motion
Today’s animated Doodle celebrates Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake, whose desire to help a close friend turned into an innovation that drastically improved the way those who are visually impaired navigate public spaces around the globe.
In 1965, Miyake spent his own money to invent tactile blocks (or Tenji blocks as they were originally known) to help a friend whose vision was becoming impaired.