ALICANTE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT AIM TO MAKE TRAVEL MORE INCLUSIVE
ALICANTE LAUNCHES AN APP TO MAKE TRAVEL MORE INCLUSIVE
The Tourism Board of Alicante is partnering with the company PASSPORTERAPP to produce a travel app to provide more in-depth travel information to tourists.
The app will also include a section called "Alicante Fácil" that will feature content for people with reading comprehension difficulties. This guide has been produced by the APSA association to help make tourism more inclusive. The guides are available in Spanish, Valencian and English.
NAVILENS SYSTEMS DEVELOPED IN ALICANTE TO SUPPORT VISUALLY IMPAIRED TRAVELLERS
Another development, the Navilens system, produced for use in Alicante, facilitates the mobility of people with reduced or no vision. The system consists of labels with colour codes similar to barcodes or QR codes that are placed around the city. These codes are read by the camera on a mobile phone and information from each tag is read aloud.
The advantage of this app over other similar options is that these codes can be read from much greater distances. It has already been installed on El Postiguet beach, making it the first smart beach in the country, and it provides written or spoken information in 33 languages. This system has also been incorporated on the Island of Tabarca. www.alicanteturismo.com