Posted on: 12 February 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport has become the first US airport to introduce MagnusCards to assist travellers with hidden disabilities such as autism. The innovative app is the brainchild of Canadian company, Magnusmode, and uses technology to empower and assist passengers as they make their way through the airport.
“We want to ensure that all of our passengers are able to safely and efficiently navigate through our airport. This app is an excellent concept for our passengers with special needs,” said Clark County Aviation Director, Rosemary A. Vassiliadis. “This new tools is another example of how McCarran is committed to innovation and improving the passenger experience.”
The app offers digital ‘Card Decks’, which offer step-by-step instructions that guide the user through a variety of activities. McCarran’s custom app offers five Card Decks including: Boarding an aircraft; check-in; getting your baggage; going to the restroom and security screening.
Commenting on the unveiling at the Vegas hub, Nadia Hamilton, founder of Magnusmode said: “MagnusCards is an innovative and easy way to build an accessible passenger experience that all airports can adopt. We look forward to supporting accessible travel at McCarran International Airport and other airports around the world.”