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|Station Maps for the Blind Unveiled |
- New guides planned to help movement around stations
MAPS of stations for the blind are to be used on the London Underground in a pilot scheme to encourage more people with sight problems onto the Tube network.
"It is exactly this kind of initiative that will help blind and partially-sighted people get the most out of all that the city has to offer," enthused London Mayor Ken Livingstone.
There are already maps of the Tube network for the blind, but the ones unveiled today feature raised lines and shapes to indicate the different areas of a tube station, a helpful tool for someone trying to find their way from sub-surface to the exit or to change lines.
Three stations – Earl's Court, Old Street and Westminster – have been chosen for the pilot – which, if shown to be successful, is set to be rolled out over the whole network.
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