Thursday, October 12, 2023

Akasa Air introduces braille menu cards for inflight dining

Mumbai: Akasa Air has introduced inflight dining menu cards in Braille, said the airline on Thursday. The braille card was launched on October 12 to mark 'World Sight Day 2023', it added.

"Developed in partnership with The Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC), the menu has been designed to ensure customers with visual impairments have a seamless experience on board," said the airline. "By incorporating Braille, passengers with visual impairments can independently peruse and select their meal preferences, enhancing their overall travel experience," said Akasa.

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air, said, “At Akasa, we are committed to building an airline that is socially responsible, economically sustainable, and inherently empathetic. We are immensely thankful to Dr Taraporevala and the entire XRCVC team for their strategic direction and unwavering support in our goal towards inclusive travel."

Dr. Sam Taraporevala, Executive Director, XRCVC, said, “This menu has been designed with large fonts and synchronised Braille which will cater to the needs of passengers with visual impairments. We hope that all service providers will take a leaf out of Akasa's book and work to create inclusive and accessible solutions for their customers with diverse needs.”

12/10/2023 Manju V/Times of India

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