China's railway ticket booking system has launched an elderly-friendly version of its internet interface, national railway operator China State Railway Group said recently.
Clicking on the "elderly friendly "button on the right side of the landing page for 12306.cn, the official railway ticket booking website, opens a set of functions at the top of the page designed to aid senior residents in various ways, helping them read text, zoom in and adjust the volume.
For example, if users click on the reading mode, the computer will read the text where the mouse is positioned.
The ticket booking service will soon add an elderly-friendly page on its mobile application, with larger fonts and icons. Users will be able to switch between the normal and elderly-friendly version easily. Testing of the app is underway, with a full rollout expected early this month.
The group said the system has about 25 million registered users aged 65 and above. The changes are designed to make it easier for seniors and the disabled to buy railway tickets online.
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