INFORMATION SYSTEM OF RAILWAY STATIONS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS

This paper presents the analysis of a questionnaire survey aimed at discovering the problems experienced by visually impaired commuters in Japanese railway stations. The respondents relied mainly on personal contact with staff for assistance and information, but also used Braille guidance and ticket vending machines. Better emergency information was identified as a need. The authors note that the visual, aural and tactile elements used to guide visually impaired travellers should be built into the planning of new systems and should be standardised with other services across the city.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 693-698
  • 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: 00961391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-646-36154-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM