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Accessibility Measures for Those with Physical Disabilities

For Those Using Wheelchairs

Public Telephones Equipped for Wheelchair Access

Public telephone booths equipped for wheelchair access are mainly available at welfare facilities, parks, etc., and offer the following features.

  1. The doors are easy to open.
  2. Telephones are installed at a lower height than that in ordinary booths.
  3. A tray is provided to hold the handset when depositing coins and dialing.
  4. The booth is also equipped with a handrail to facilitate easy access, a mirror to see behind the wheelchair, and a pull-strap for opening and closing the doors.
  5. The interior floor space is three times larger than that in ordinary booths.
picture of Public Telephones Equipped for Wheelchair Access

Low-Profile Cabinet-Type Public Telephone

The height of the cabinet support is lower than that for ordinary installations.

picture of Low-Profile Cabinet-Type Public Telephone

Low-Profile Stand-Type Public Telephone

The height of the stand support is lowered than that for ordinary installations.

picture of Low-Profile Stand-Type Public Telephone

For Those with Hearing Difficulties

The Meiryo Public Phone

The Meiryo Public Telephone is equipped with a volume control function to amplify the incoming voice signal by up to 18 times to enable those with impaired hearing to use public telephones.

How to Use

  1. Lift the receiver and insert a telephone card or deposit a 10-yen or 100-yen coin.
  2. Push the set button on the receiver once.
  3. Adjust the volume dial on the receiver to the appropriate volume while listening to the incoming voice signal.
picture of The Meiryo Public Phone
  • * If you deposit a 100-yen coin, no change will be given even if the call charge is less than 100 yen.

Receiver Volume Adjustment

Digital public telephones include a volume control dial as a standard function that enables the incoming voice signal to be amplified as required. A built-in induction coil permits the usage of a hearing aid in the T-mode and offers noise-free sound.

picture of Receiver Volume Adjustment

For Those with Impaired Sight

Braille displays

The telephone card slot and coin slot are indicated in Braille to enable those with impaired sight to use public telephones.

Voice guidance

Some public telephones are equipped with a function to provide voice announcements of the remaining call units when a telephone card is inserted (optional function).

Review 17-1159-1

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