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目の不自由な方のものです。モノをおかないで!

The best translation I could come up for this is "It is your blind spot. Don't ignore it!"
おかないで confused me a bit. I don't know if it's 置く or 措く, but I also see that both forms can mean "to leave behind/exclude", which is why I thought that the phrase is referring to not paying attention to your blind spot. Is this accurate?

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「目{め}の不自由{ふじゆう}な方{かた}のものです。モノをおかないで!」

おかないで = 置かないで

This is a sign often seen near the Braille blocks for the blind in public places -- in particular, on the sidewalks.

「目の不自由な方」 means "the blind".

"This (= The Braille) is for the blind. Please do not put (and leave) things here (on the Braille blocks)!"

Not sure where you get "blind spot" from. 「方」 means "persons" here.

  • I was reading 方 as ほう for some reason, and not かた. I saw it as "the blind side/direction" instead of "the blind person", which makes way more sense. – bcloutier Mar 22 '18 at 16:27
  • Yep. 方 in this case is an honorific/polite way to refer to a person/people; in normal speech you might see it as 目の不自由な人 instead. – V2Blast Mar 22 '18 at 19:47

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