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The facilities installed at the Dutch stations help blind travelers

In the Netherlands, subtle details in the way stations are set out make a big difference

  • April 24, 2018 20:45
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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In over 400 of the stations across the Netherlands, there is a strip that blind and partly blind people can follow and which would pretty neatly take them to one of the check-in points. That’s over 90 kilometers of guiding strip that helps blind people to feel comfortable getting around and going to other cities. There are also parts of the floor that indicate that the person is close to a service desk or a check-in barrier.

The four main stations provide also tactile maps. 800 braille signs have been added in lifts and stairs and all across the station to show where the route goes and which platform is which. They also have been added in these card machines so that one can read where to put the card. Another facility is the option to be able to plan your journey online and download an MP3 that tells exactly where to go.

Source: BBC

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