Virgin Atlantic offers accessible entertainment for visually impaired

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In a first, Virgin Atlantic has announced a fully accessible in-flight entertainment system for customers with sight loss via specially adapted iPads. The technology will be offered throughout its fleet serving destinations across North America, the Caribbean, Africa, China, India and the Middle East.

Working with UK-based tech company Bluebox viation Systems, the innovative iPad-based the platform was tested by representatives from Guide Dogs for the Blind includes audio descriptions, large type, and consistent layout and controls.

Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President-Customer, Virgin Atlantic, commented, “Working with Bluebox viation Systems and Guide Dogs for the Blind we’ve been able to create a world first that ensures customers with sight loss can experience the full range of onboard entertainment including the latest blockbusters, TV shows and albums.”