2 million people living with visual impairments in the UK are unable to complete at least part of their journeys on public transport independently. This creates a significant economic cost (an estimated £28 billion per annum) which could be alleviated by getting the right information to visually impaired passengers at the right time.
Developed in collaboration with the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), Navilens
& Icomera, GoMedia’s Transport Accessibility
solution provides timely and accurate information to passengers who need additional assistance when travelling on the UK public transport network, either in the station or on the vehicle.
Passengers simply hold up their smartphone. The device automatically recognises any Navilens BIDI codes in view, connects to GoMedia’s live cloud-based passenger information system and delivers the desired information, including location, Realtime Metro information, Navigation options and instructions to board or alight a tram.Roger Matthews, Managing Director of GoMedia: “When a passenger walks onto a platform we can tell them what platform they’re on, we can tell them what trams are going to be arriving to that platform, and when”.