About 20 percent of the Austrian population is disabled according to 3§ BGStG. The percentage of people in need of support is much higher and is constantly increasing due to demographic developments. Thus, the topic of accessibility will become increasingly important in the future. Together with the “Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs” the e-paper of next:urban was developed barrier-free and a special visually impaired mode.

What does the E-Paper  from next:urban do in the field of accessibility:

  • Haptically perceptible button (no touch sensor)
  • Height of operation => wheelchair accessible
  • Standard-compliant display height
  • Contrast enables high readability for visually impaired people
  • Text to Speech function
  • The visually impaired mode thus corresponds to the “2 sensory principle”


  • Activate the visually impaired mode by holding down the button for a long time
  • The E-Paper switches the real-time in visually impaired mode
  • At the same time, the next departures are issued via Text_2_Speech

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Auxiliary community of the blind and visually impaired in Austria

Die Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs setzt sich seit über 85 Jahren aktiv für blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen in Österreich ein. Als älteste und miThe auxiliary community of the blind and visually impaired in Austria has been actively committed to blind and visually impaired people in Austria for over 85 years. As the oldest and, with more than 6,000 members, also the largest visually impaired self-help organization, they represent the interests of around  318,000 blind and visually impaired people  throughout Austria. With more than 6,000 members, 90 full-time employees and over 200 volunteers, the auxiliary community is a big family. Become a part of it! Blind and visually impaired people can become members for free and use numerous services, committed people can volunteer   and people with great visions can implement projects with us.