Alitallia issue the first safety card for blind and visually impaired passengers
President Vito Riggio, the CEO of Alitalia Rocco Sabelli, the Director
General and the Director of ENAC Alessio Quaranta Central Coordination
Airports Enac Daniel Carrabba, presented the Safety Briefing Card
created for the first time in the world for passengers blind and visually impaired.
The card, which has all the safety information for passengers, is made in
Braille, with figures in readability for visually-impaired and in
accordance with the requirements of legibility and color contrast for
the visually impaired.
The new card was developed in collaboration with ENAC, the Blind National Federation Association. Alitalia will be the first airline in the world to make it available on board the aircraft of about 90 medium-haul Airbus fleet.
board the Alitalia Airbus aircraft medium-range passenger blind and
visually impaired as well as receiving a personal briefing by the cabin
crew can see the new card which will contain:
printed text with fonts and colors suitable for the visually impaired (and any companions)
texts printed in braille
printed in 3D to illustrate issues such as the location of exits, the
design and cabin configuration, how to fasten and unfasten your seat
belt, their positions in case of emergency, the use of lifejackets and
the oxygen mask.