McCarran unveils tool to help special needs travelers make their way around the airport
McCarran Airports announced today that they are the first airport in the nation to make use of a digital tool called MagnusCards -- a mobile app that is designed to help travelers with special needs such as autism perform tasks that may be difficult for them.
The app offers digital "card decks" that provide step-by-step instructions to walk the user through the airport in a way that's easy to understand. The decks cover subjects such as check-in, security screening, getting your baggage and going to the restroom.
"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 tool is another example of how McCarran is committed to innovation and improving the passenger experience.”
The app, which is available on Apple and Android devices, offers step-by-step instructions for a large number of regular activities, ranging from money management to personal care. Some card decks, like the instructions for McCarran international airport, are focused on specific locations. Other instructions are more universal, such as the card deck that demonstrates how to wash your dishes.
“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,” said Nadia Hamilton, Founder of Magnusmode.