Paper presented at the 31st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2012 "Getting Southern Africa to Work", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
Integrated Rapid Transit systems are designed for the needs of the customers. A world
class facility would therefore allow for the convenience and safety of all users, including
those reliant on universal accessibility and the provision of information other than that
provided in the visual medium.
MyCITI, the Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system currently being implemented in Cape
Town, is a case study in the conceptual design, construction and implementation of
various elements of universal accessibility, passenger information and way finding. The
system draws from international examples and expertise in finding appropriate local
interpretations in infrastructure design and construction to deliver a system that can offer
public transport to all users.
This paper provides a summary of the concept development and implementation
strategies currently underway to supplement the universal accessibility and tactile way
finding associated with the Cape Town IRT System infrastructure with specifically
designed adhesive tactile way finding panels for the public transport users with visual
impairments or language barriers.
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