Beijing 2008 Venues Now Tactile

People with a visual impairment in Beijing now have tactile access to two competition venues for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 04 Jul 2008 By IPC

Metal scale models of the National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") and the National Aquatics Center ("Water Cube") have been produced bythe Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG) and the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) in a joint effort with Olympic and Paralympic sponsors to meet the demands of visually impaired people.

The models will be placed in the dining hall of the Athletes' Village in Beijing and other places frequented by people with a visual impairment between 23 August and 19 September. They will be kept permanently at the Beijing Sports and Vocational Training Center for people with a disability.