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.
- The doors are easy to open.
- Telephones are installed at a lower height than that in ordinary booths.
- A tray is provided to hold the handset when depositing coins and dialing.
- 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.
- The interior floor space is three times larger than that in ordinary booths.
Low-Profile Cabinet-Type Public Telephone
The height of the cabinet support is lower than that for ordinary installations.
Low-Profile Stand-Type Public Telephone
The height of the stand support is lowered than that for ordinary installations.
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
- Lift the receiver and insert a telephone card or deposit a 10-yen or 100-yen coin.
- Push the set button on the receiver once.
- Adjust the volume dial on the receiver to the appropriate volume while listening to the incoming voice signal.
- * 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.
The telephone card slot and coin slot are indicated in Braille to enable those with impaired sight to use public telephones.
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).