Passenger accessibility app released for testing

Leading UK supplier and manufacturer of accessibility products and services, REACT Technologies, has released its innovative React System app on the Google Play Store for selective testing in Poole, Essex and Derbyshire.

The company is welcoming feedback on the app from local councils, display providers and end users to help improve accessibility on public transport for people who are blind or visually impaired, or are living with cognitive or sensory impairments.

The national standard for passenger accessibility

The React System is the national standard for ‘talking signs’ on public transport networks across the UK and is activated using a hand-held fob. The React System has undergone updates recently and now uses a Bluetooth ‘talk trigger’ app on a smart device to activate audio announcements.

The system can also be customised for an individual by saving their ‘needs profile’, if the display is capable, it automatically presents information in ways that are most accessible for that person.

“We are inviting people with a special interest in improving passenger accessibility to contact us,” said Russell Gard, Managing Director at REACT Technologies.

“Whether you’re a passenger who currently uses The React System, a member of staff at a local authority, a travel display provider or a member of a disability support group – we would love to hear your views on how the app is working.”

If you’re interested in providing feedback on the app, please contact REACT Technologies on 01457 861 431 or email info@react-tech.com

Those joining the test will then be able to download a free appraisal version of the React System app from the Google Play Store to use in the nearest trial location.