1st Saudi Airport That Can Provide Instructions In Sign Language
Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) is the first airport in the world to begin delivering flight information and announcements in sign language, and it is the first in the world to do so.
The airport, which receives 28.5 million passengers a year, announced the addition of sign language support as part of an upgrade to its interactive chat service, which is available on Twitter and WhatsApp, among other platforms. The new version, which is powered by artificial intelligence, also has an easier-to-navigate configuration.
Information about flight statuses, airport services, and other topics may be obtained via the service. It is still unknown if the program would provide sign language assistance in Saudi Sign Language, Unified Arabic Sign Language, which is used in eighteen countries, or American Sign Language, among other languages.
We hope that by launching this new and improved version of the interactive service, we will be able to improve passengers’ experiences through King Khalid International Airport. “We will use artificial intelligence to create an engaging experience through social channels, as well as provide an unparalleled travel experience for people with disabilities,” said Eng. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Maglouth of Riyadh Airports, the company that manages KKIA.
Riyadh’s King Khalid Foreign Airport now serves more than 51 local and international airlines that fly to more than a hundred locations throughout the globe.