New mobile app helps disabled evacuate public buildings

Thursday 28 January 2016 | 21:03 CET | News
Specialist disabled access consultancy Access & Evacu8 has designed a new mobile app to help those with disabilities to evacuate public buildings. The DirectMii app allows disabled customers to use their mobile phones to view pictorial directions to a safe location within public venues such as cinemas or hospitals. Organisations pay a fee of around GBP 10 a year to join the scheme, with individual disabled users able to access the basic service for free. In its first six weeks more than 5,000 people have downloaded the app. Organisations already signed up to use the app include Liverpool

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