All posts filed under “Wayfinding

touch Tube maps, wayfinding for the blind


The Tube in London is overcrowded with people, running around, bumping into each other and is uninspiring. Stressful enough for anyone. The Tube staff also use waaay two many announcements.

A new pilot project has been launched to help the blind navigate tube stations. So far in 3 stations (Old Street, Westminster & Earls Court), these maps have raised printed diagrams and braile. They detail the station layout, including the location of the ticket office, manual gate, platforms, stairs, escalators, lifts and exits.

Developed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind, with the help of 15 people with sight impairments.

It’s great to see wayfinding catering for everyone, making it more accessible.

Read more information.

(source BBC News)