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About the terms used in route guidance

The terms used to express our verbal directions are based on the following rules.

1.Indication of orientation direction
We use clock position to indicate direction, such as 12 o’clock for straight ahead, 3 o’clock for directly to the right, etc.
2.Required time
Indicated travel times are based on the estimated time required by a person with a visual impairment person traveling on foot.
3.Distance in meters
Approximate distances are given in meters, and are rounded off to the nearest meter.
4.Information regarding the availability of tactile paving
As a rule, the availability of tactile paving is divided into three categories as follows:
  1. “Mostly paved”: more than 80 per cent of the length of the overall route described has tactile paving.
  2. “Barely paved”: less than 20 per cent of the overall length of the route described has tactile paving.
  3. “Partially paved”: tactile paving is available within a range in between the two states above.
5.Types of guidance routes
A. From ticket gate to platform
B. From platform to ticket gate
C. From ticket gate to exit of the station
D. From exit of the station to ticket gate
6.About the route guidance text
We use the term “point” to describe a place where tactile pavings merge, or where there appears an object of interest such as a set of stairs, the ticket gates, etc. We give the direction and distance from one point to the next point in one sentence. Our directions are to be followed in the same order as the sentences.
7.About cautionary notes and reference notes
We add a cautionary note where there is something potentially dangerous to which attention should be paid.
For example, “If you walk too far you will reach stairs going down.”
A reference note indicates further information which may be useful to note when walking.
For example, "There will be a newspaper stand at 5 meters along the way on your right".