The future of accessibility

The first wayfinding solution for all types of disabilities in subways

Our promise: to guide users with disabilities in the subway, from the entrance of a station to the exit of another station, by providing step-by-step instructions.

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Evelity in the RTM network in video

For what kind of disability?

Evelity: digital technology for autonomous mobility

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 VISUALLY DISABLED PEOPLE 

  • Audio guidance (VoiceOver and Talkback compatible)
  • Alerts before instructions
  • Route preview
  • Phone in the pocket
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 HEARING IMPAIRED PEOPLE 

  • Text descriptions
  • Use of icons
  • Route preview
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 PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY 

  • Adapted route
  • Route preview
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 COGNITIVELY IMPAIRED PEOPLE 

  • Optimized travel routes
  • Route preview
  • FALC language
  • Phone in the pocket

A wayfinding solution created for people with disabilities that benefits EVERYONE

With a stroller or luggage, in a moment of stress, in an unknown or even foreign metro network, who has never been disoriented ?

I schedule an exchange on Evelity

They jumped into the adventure

Increasingly demanding users

The subway a place that must be accessible to all

Think big, go further and offer your disabled travelers a digital solution dedicated to their mobility and... 

  • Keep your travelers safe and secure within your metro network
  • Limit the stress of all your travelers
  • Optimize alternative transportation for disabled people
  • Reduce the costs related to the physical assistance of your passengers
  • Bet on a discreet solution (no work required)
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Evelity guidance solution for people with disabilities in metro network
We know the needs of the users

A user experience built with +50 beta testers 

Evelity answers the main needs of people with disabilities:

  • Be guided step by step in the subway like a pedestrian GPS
  • Gain autonomy and spontaneity
  • Discover points of interest (POI)
  • Get from one point to another in complete safety
  • An application that adapts to the disability
  • And above all, one that integrates into its eco-system
A solution adapted to your constraints

A backoffice to manage and adapt the solution

We set up the solution and manage its maintenance :

  • Creation and modification of the beacon network infrastructure on plan 
  • Statistics and user monitoring "in real time"
  • Add and modify points of interest
  • Implementation of traffic disruption informations
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🚀 We are ready ! How about you ?

Why bet on Evelity today ?

USERS READY FOR DIGITAL

89% of travelers with disabilities use smartphones to simplify their travel.

BENEFIT FROM OKEENEA'S EXPERTISE

As a leader in the field of accessibility for 30 years, we are aware of the issues and we know the users with disabilities.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

The indoor geolocation allows today a high enough precision for a precise guidance.

USER EXPERIENCE

Digital technology enables the personalization of travel according to each person's disability.

OUR TEAM

We are passionate about innovation and you ?

"We take a usage-based approach and make the most of the latest technologies to turn our ideas into reality!"

"For Okeenea, it is the places that must become accessible to all. We advocate that the costs of accessibility should not be imposed on users. These products and services should be free."

"Our user-focus is the result of a long collective and collaborative process. This approach has allowed us to build trust with users."

FAQ

Shall we tell you a little more

Okeenea : who are we ?

Okeenea Digital is a subsidiary of the Okeenea Group, specialists in the conception and supply of accessibility solutions since 1993 ! Among other things, we invented the audible beacons for traffic lights. For the past 2 years, we have been innovating with the Evelity digital indoor guidance solution for all types of disability, for all types of public buildings.

How does Evelity work ?

Within Evelity, we provide a turnkey solution allowing precise mapping and navigation inside your building open to the public.

But concretely, how does it work ? Our team studies the plans of your metro stations and defines the implementation of a network of bluetooth beacons. Thanks to these beacons, we can guide your travelers from a point A to a point B.

We integrate a technological layer of type "sensor fusion" allowing the localization of the user's smartphone by integrating a network of beacons (bluetooth beacons) and the GPS to treat the surroundings of the buildings. We add algorithms to the geographical data sources to associate the "raw" position with its "probable" position on a location. This is the indoor geolocation technology.

Building open to public : micro-location VS indoor geolocation

Micro-location in building open to public is a limited technology that allows to locate a person when he is close to a beacon (point of interest or landmark). It does not allow a precise and continuous indoor wayfinding. 

Indoor geolocation, on the other hand, allows indoor navigation like a GPS, with an accuracy of 1m50 and step-by-step instructions. With Evelity, this is the technology we use, recommend and improve every day.

How long will it take to deploy the solution ?

A few days per station multiplied by the number of stations. The more stations are deployed at the same time, the more the time per station decreases.

  1. Recovery of maps and POIs to cover
  2. Location scouting 
  3. Implementation plan of the infrastructure
  4. Validation by the client
  5. Installation of beacons and settings
  6. Creation and routing of locations in the application
  7. Tests and settings
  8. It's delivered!

Is an experimental period possible ?

Yes, of course. We are talking about a "pilot" with ideally two or three stations equipped. The objective is to demonstrate the solution to your metro network and to exchange with local users before working on a larger deployment.

How does user testing work ?

During the trial phase, if chosen by the client, a user test is conducted in collaboration between Okeenea Digital, the client, and local visually impaired associations on a voluntary basis. 

We recruit 8 to 12 visually disabled people with different demographics. Most of the people are members of a visually impaired association in order to be representative of the local users exchanging with the operator.

Field tests last on average 1 hour per user (handover, itinerary, route and questionnary). Contact us for more information !

More details ?

A SOLUTION DESIGNED FOR THE METRO

Take the time to share the information with your colleagues by downloading our booklet !

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