Istanbul Airport offers an accessible route for the visually impaired

An independent and unique driving experience in the world for the visually impaired thanks to Loud Steps, floor-to-ceiling treadmills and a mobile app that guides the passenger around the airport. Watch the video

Istanbul Airport. Photo by Turkish Airlines

The visually impaired encounter great difficulty when they are interested in flying from one point to another and more than once they are seen at airports with escorts required to provide them with assistance. At Istanbul Airport they found a unique solution: an accessible route by clicking (Loud Steps) On metal rings embedded in the floor next to a mobile app that takes the passenger from the entrance to the terminal to the exit gate for the flight. The accessible route at Istanbul Airport is the first of its kind in the world.

The route leads the passenger in the first stage from the entrance to the airport to the check-in stations only, since sometimes these stations change according to the needs of the airport and / or the airlines. After checking in, the passenger continues to the various checkpoints at the terminal and at the same time receives information about the services in his area thanks to the mobile app. The passenger must first turn on the Wi-Fi and mobile location software.

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