ICE Improves Phones For Disabled Users

April 2, 2004

COSTA Rican visitors and residents who use wheelchairs or are visually impaired will now find it easier to use public phones throughout the country, thanks to changes made by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) in the past year.

Although not every public phone throughout the country has been adjusted, ICE has lowered the height of 248 phones and clearly marked them with the universal symbol for handicap accessibility. The changes were made in accordance with the Equal Opportunity for Disabled People Law 7600, according to ICE.

To facilitate the use of public phones by visually impaired clients, ICE is now circulating phone cards with instructions in Braille.

In addition, all phone cards that must be inserted into the phone will have a groove on the upper right side to help visually impaired users properly insert the card into the optical reader.

 

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