RTA exhibits Braille nol card at AccessAbilities Expo
RTA reveals artificial intelligence and algorithm-based mobile app that enables visually impaired to identify places
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is highlighting a number of services and initiatives developed specifically for People of Determination, including a Braille nol card that has embossed letters to help visually impaired individuals differentiate it from other cards, at the third AccessAbilities Expo held on 5-7 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (Dwtc).
RTA’s has also revealed an artificial intelligence and algorithm-based mobile app that can enable the visually impaired to identify places they want to go to via Bluetooth on their mobile phones. It can also respond to voice commands to figure out important areas of the stations.
Other exhibits included an A06 excellence model enabling smooth access for people of determination to RTA’s website, providing them the opportunity to browse in enlarged letters, dedicated screen for those experiencing colour blindness, and a voice service as well.
Services customised to people of determination include exemption from Salik tolls (except audio disabilities), exemption from vehicle registration and renewal fees (including first-degree relatives). They also include 50% exemption from driving license renewal fees, exemption from application fees of parking card, 100% exemption from fees of nol card for Senior Emiratis, 50% exemption of nol card for students, and 50% exemption on taxi fares.
The RTA’s services are in line with the ‘My Community... A City for Everyone’ initiative of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council.