The codes helping visually-impaired people shop

The codes helping visually-impaired people shop

By Dougal Shaw
Business reporter, BBC News

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A new, colourful kind of barcode technology, developed by a Spanish firm, is being adopted for the first time in food packaging in the UK.

It aims to help blind and partially-sighted people identify products in shops, and access health and safety information about food.

"I generally don’t go shopping anymore because I can’t do it without any kind of help," explains Beth Fowler, who is [...]

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