Budapest Airport and the Center for Budapest Transport (BKK) have joined the transnational initiative DANOVA, a project of innovative transportation services for blind and partially sighted passengers in the Danube Region.
DANOVA is a transnational cooperation project financed from the Interreg Danube research and development program of the European Union, aimed at making airports, ports, train and bus stations fully accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
Budapest Airport and the Center for Budapest Transport (BKK) are seeking solutions, in an EU project, which help orientation for blind and partially sighted passengers at transportation hubs, including bus terminals and airports. As part of the project, they help passengers with visual impairments by developing a set of new services and competences, in order to allow them to have full access to all transportation information and services during their trips, thus ensuring that they can travel unaccompanied and unobstructed.
The consortium of 14 partners is led by Dubrovnik Airport. In the project, Budapest Airport and the Center for Budapest Transport map out the best solutions which can be used at transport hubs and how they can be applied efficiently. BKK and Budapest Airport have also involved the Hungarian
National Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Central Hungarian Regional Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in the project; innovative solutions can thus be implemented maximally adjusted to the needs of visually impaired passengers.
“In addition to safety and security, a high-quality passenger experience is a key priority for Budapest. When we talk about passenger experience and developing passenger services, we are of course thinking of blind and visually impaired passengers, and persons living with other disabilities as well,” Katalin Valentínyi, chief corporate communications and government relations officer for Budapest Airport said. “Disabled access is ensured in most airport areas, and with our contracted medical service partner, we provide every assistance for blind and visually impaired passengers. The Danova project is an excellent opportunity to expand the scope of our services, enabling all fellow human beings to fly independently, without any problems,” she added.
Dávid Borsi, head of communications and spokesman at the Center for Budapest Transport highlighted that BKK aims to provide the infrastructural conditions for everyone to be able to choose the most rational mode of transport. Additionally, the needs of passengers living with disabilities must be taken into account in the course of developments. He commented: “To this end, we organized sensitizing trainings as part of the recently concluded INCLUSION research and development project, and compiled a complex training material for BKK employees who are in daily contact with customers with reduced mobility or special transport needs. Moreover, we have established a reporting surface, in cooperation with the Járókelő (Passerby) Public Benefit Association, where passengers with special needs can indicate difficulties encountered during transportation.”
The DANOVA project runs until December 31, 2022, its total budget is EUR 2,192,546.66.
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