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Sydney Airport provides navigation service for visually impaired

Sydney Airport has launched a new partnership with Aira, a service that enables blind and low vision travellers to confidently navigate the airport through a smartphone connection.

The service will provide visually impaired visitors and passengers with instant access to the information they need to explore Sydney Airport’s terminals.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said the launch was part of a broader commitment to continue to improve accessibility at the airport.

“This new service will significantly improve the airport experience for the visually impaired community. The trial we recently completed at T2 Domestic was a game changer for the participant and that’s something we’re really excited about,” Mr Culbert said.

Vision Australia CEO Ron Hooton said that the technology makes the world instantly more accessible for the more than 380,000 people in Australia who are blind or have low vision.

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Image: Jack Tyrrell at Sydney Airport. 

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