Accessible Stations, Railway Stations, Metro Stations, Airports, Building
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Bhavin Ghelani
  • Tactile Indicators
  • 29, 11, 2021

Accessible Airport, Building, Railway station, Metro station and Bus Station

We all want to travel, discover new places, and go on expeditions. However, due to inaccessible infrastructure, a great chunk of India’s population finds it difficult to travel from one destination to another. According to the 2001 Census, there are nearly 21 million differently-abled persons in the country, but just 3% of public spaces are accessible to them.

Making your way around a bus or train, especially when it’s overcrowded, can be tough. Think how much tougher it would be if you couldn’t even see.

Blind or visually impaired people may be at risk from seats, railings, other passengers, and their luggage. One would expect that people would be considerate enough to alert them of upcoming obstacles or direct them to a seat, but this is not always the case.

This is why Eminent Tactiles orienting solutions, such as Tactile Ground Surface Indicator (TGSI’s), are so significant.

Eminent Tactiles is on a journey to create this distant memory. Not only we are attempting to create inclusive neighborhoods, but we are also educating people about various disabilities. 

Tactiles at airport
Trains and buses are some of the most prominent ways to travel, especially when traveling great distances. It’s a whole different story for the differently-abled. Uneven flooring, a lack of ramps, and a lack of navigational aids are just a few of the issues that they face when traveling.

Sensors installed on buses and trains would allow people with vision loss to move in a safer and more independent manner.

Even while this cutting-edge technology has the potential to provide travelers with a whole new experience, it will take time for firms to accept it and integrate it across their fleets. However, some of the existing restrictions are somewhat simple, providing little incentive for businesses to use cutting-edge solutions.

To make travel simpler for the visually handicapped, we included a number of features in railway stations and trains. Platform indications on stair railings, tactile indicators, surrounding the station enabling the blind to navigate easily, train schedules, seat and coach numbers in Braille, and Braille menu cards at all food outlets inside station bounds are just a few of them.

Typically, tactile pavement can only convey general information to a visually impaired person, such as telling them that they’ve arrived at a station turnoff to a platform. A visually challenged individual, on the other hand, would have no way of knowing which platform they’ve arrived at without either learning the layout of the station or asking a passerby.

BrailleThe platform, bathroom, and reservation center can all be found using Braille signage. Various passenger amenities are offered on these Braille maps. It is also installed on the escalator railings and foot over bridges. We have provided meal menus in Braille at all the food outlets.

An access ramp erected in most public locations will enable them to live independently, as they will no longer be dependent on others to assist them with their mobility.

Reflectors on the stairs should be installed at the long-distance train station’s entrance to assist those with low eyesight. To assist those with Speech and Hearing disabilities, there should be preparations to deploy sign language videos on the premises.

Small initiatives have been taken to make travel more accessible and convenient for everyone. In the future, authorities hope to establish a dedicated assistance desk to assist passengers with specific requirements.

A few pointers for improving accessibility for the blind:

  • Reduce the number of barriers at stations and bus terminals.
  • Have a simple Wayfinder.
  • Audio announcements should be provided in vehicles so that visually impaired passengers can know when they have arrived at their destination.
  • The term “universal design” refers to a style of architecture that may be used by persons with a wide range of skills.
  • Tactile materials, or materials that promote the sense of touch to perceive them, work wonders in a building that is accessed by blind individuals because a person with low visual ability cannot see the materials within a place.
  • Braille, or blind people’s language, is the finest technique to enable them to read a sign or even grasp a plan.
  • Some smart houses and gadgets can greatly assist people with disabilities.
  • Aside from hearing and feeling items through touch, the sense of smell can also be improved.
  • When purchasing tickets, there should be a checkbox that asks if the passenger is blind or visually impaired. If this box is checked, the entire Public Address System should be modified, and such passengers should receive updates about security screening, boarding, special treatment by security staff, Braille or enlarged copies of boarding passes, and so on.
  • Extremely bright and glaring light can cause eye strain and be a nuisance for persons with low eyesight.
  • Colors can be visualized to some extent by people with low vision. Color and brightness contrast, which is linked to our capacity to perceive depth and movement, can be used to create a contrast.

Examining present station facilities to determine their acceptability for all of your clients may reveal some areas where you might make improvements. Railway stations should include accessible restrooms for people with disabilities as a matter of course.

Providing easy-to-navigate stations for all users, regardless of mobility, vulnerability, or other potential accessibility difficulties, removes physical and mental barriers, making rail travel more accessible to all.

Access to public transit is necessary for independence, and interpersonal interaction is a vital component of that access. Vehicle accessibility will not make a difference unless good services are provided and people have a pleasant attitude toward passengers who use public transit.

A milestone towards a more worthwhile life for persons with disabilities! 

Conclusion

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We provide high-quality tactile solutions for visually impaired people including accessibility products, architectural products, street furniture, engineering components. Our primary focus is on tactile indicators for accessibility. 

We value your support and look forward to servicing you.

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Boss
Bhavin Ghelani
November 29,2021

Mr. Bhavin Ghelani is an engineer and entrepreneur passed his engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). Since his adolescence, he has believed in society’s upbringing, and he has always desired to offer some value to society. He also has a religious side too. When in 2015, Our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi started the Accessible India Campaign, also known as the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan for all the disabled peoples in our country. He saw this initiative as a fantastic opportunity and after lots of deep research, he found the concept of Tactile Ground Surface Indicators which was being already practiced for Visually impaired peoples in countries like, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States of America, and many other developed countries. So at that point, the idea of the formation of ‘Eminent Tactiles’ under ‘Eminent Overseas’ came into his mind. Slowly & Steadily it has become India’s first and foremost manufacturer, supplier & exporter of Tactile Ground Surface Indicator products and under his vision, more range of products kept on developing so far.

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