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  • Seoul Metro updates mobile app to help people with disabilities to use subway

  • Seoul BroadCasting News SMG 573
    Marking the 41st national day for people with disabilities in South Korea, Seoul Metro unveiled its plans to update its mobile app so that people with disabilities can use the subway more easily. The app will alert passengers when their train arrives, and can also guide them to the nearest exit and restrooms. The updates will take effect in the first half of the year. Seoul Metro will also continue to install more elevators so that they are available at every subway station. In 2015, only 87 percent of subway stations in Seoul had elevators but now that has risen to over 92 percent. Some stations are also providing video phones for people who use sign language so they can get help if needed.