Deneva Adapts to Facilitate the Inclusion of People with Visual Disability
DENEVA has facilitated the inclusion of people with visual disabilities with the integration of technologies that inform and guide across train and bus stations and airports.
Once the presence of a visually impaired person is detected, digital screens allow the transcription of the information displayed in real-time. As an example, the displays show the access to boarding or the departure or arrival timetable, without the need of additional physical support.
The development of this new iPIS (Inclusive Passenger Information System) is carried out through the integration of the NaviLens system in DENEVA. A QR code is embedded on each screen that is able to be read from a long distance (up to 30m) and from different angles through a mobile application. After the first reading of these QR codes, the system activates these markers on all screens, where the information displayed is interpreted and transformed into audio, in the language of the receiver. The system immediately offers the location and orientation of the route that the person wants to follow.
In this way, DENEVA is able to transform the static information shown by NaviLens, into dynamic information, by offering real-time data to passengers informing them about changes in schedules or delays. It even warns train drivers that a person with visual disabilities is using this service, and thus, they are able to consider it for the exit and entry times of the train coach. In addition, DENEVA also provides visually impaired people access to different services information such as the stores located in the stations, the products and promotions offered at each of them or their opening and closing hours.
This new development is also integrated into Alstom’s security platform, which coordinates multiple subsystems such as video surveillance, public address or traffic management. Currently, the first pilot tests are underway at different railway stations.