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Blind Experience Nature in GM Wildlife Habitat

If you visit the General Motors Canada Limited headquarters, you would see an expansive wildlife habitat located directly behind it.  GM wanted to make sure that everyone could experience the beauty right outside its backdoor, including the visually impaired, so the automaker teamed up with the Canadian Institute of the Blind to create a 4 ½-mile trail designed to help the blind experience nature.

The trail is part of the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve, which is a massive, 104-acre wildlife habitat maintained by GM and its community partners.  Braille panels run all along the trail to inform the blind of what birds and sounds they are hearing at each stop.

The Braille panels are yet another example of GM’s commitment to engage every member of the community.  The trail also features wheelchair-accessible path that are line with guide rope for easier mobility.

“We work with local schools, non-governmental organizations, nonprofits and environmental preservation groups to enhance habitats in the communities in which we operate,” said Sue Kelsey, GM biodiversity program manager, in a press release. “We are making great strides to increase biodiversity today while helping to educate the next generation of environmental stewards on the importance of conservation.”

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