Governor's Square Provides Braille Menus for Visually Impaired Diners

A local advocacy group hopes the Braille menus will serve as an example for shopping centers in Tallahassee and across the nation. Although you may not see it every day, more than 1,000 people in Tallahassee are blind or visually impaired.

For Dorothy Martin, daily tasks such as ordering from a menu leave a bad taste in her mouth, and that's why local advocate Mahalah Va'Shem teamed up with Governor's Square Mall to offer Braille and large print menus.

Mall representatives say the large print may also help patrons who simply forgot their reading glasses. Overall, visually impaired customers say it will give them a sense of freedom.

Governor's Square Mall spent less than $1,000 on the new menus. Advocates hope other restaurants and shopping centers will implement this service.