Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 2 a.m
The mobile phone app represents a boy positioned on real photos at McCarran International Airport.
By signing up for the free MagnusCards app, travelers with special cognitive needs, such as those with autism, can be guided through the facilities by "Magnus", a boy with a magician hat.
This week, Las Vegas Airport became the first airline hub in the United States to feature on MagnusCards, "a mobile application that harnesses technology to empower and help people in their daily activities," according to a report. Press release. .
Users can view or download digital maps with video, audio and text instructions explaining how to navigate the airport, what about the registration, security, the search for toilets, boarding the plane or locating baggage, according to the release.
The application is available for Android devices or iPhone.
"We want to make sure all our passengers are able to navigate safely and efficiently in our airport," said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County Aviation Director, in the statement. "This new tool is another example of McCarran's commitment to innovation and improved passenger experience."
The 46 digital maps provide detailed, easy-to-follow instructions.
The application has a multitude of maps for everyday life, such as security, cleaning, food, attractions and personal care.
The application was developed by Magnusmode. Canadian society was created by Nadia Hamilton – whose brother is autistic – "to build a society and technology that creates a world where people with special needs can fully participate with independence and inclusion," according to the website of the society.