SMART RAILWAY STATIONS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED ON THE RAILWAY STATIONS OF THE NETHERLANDS RAILWAYS

This paper describes the development of railway stations which are accessible to visually impaired travellers. Traditional provision consisted of tactile guideways and special signs. As the success of the accessibility policy was seen to depend on customer acceptance, visually impaired customers were involved in testing an advanced information system, where guiding is broadcast continually by infra-red waves and the customer uses a personal loudspeaker or headphones to hear the information. One system was accepted for Utrecht Central Station. It is seen as important that international agreement on provision should be reached so that customers can benefit from a consistent international information system.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p. 677-682
  • Monograph Title: SETTING THE PACE. 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER 1998. 2 VOLS

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  • Accession Number: 00961389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-646-36154-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM