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Sounds of Tokyo train station visualized in trial for hearing impaired travelers

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. . . biyuuuuuuun.

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I don't understand the purpose... to include people? Wouldn't it be better to just say "train coming"...

At traincrossings.... ding ding ding ding ding.... perhaps a dog walks past.... woof woof... a bikes's coming... ching ching ?

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I love Japanese sounds ascribed for things! So different from western sounds. Very interesting look into cultural differences.

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Err...And the point is...? Like, creating a Japanese version of Meta, like the "Mangaverse" where some specific sources of sound will flash up on screens throughout the city like you are in the pages of a comic books or something...?

This really helpful to the hearing impaired? (this is meant as a genuine question to the hearing impaired who may be on this board)

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If it helps and is enjoyed by those with hearing impairments, then go for it.

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I use the Ueno station sometimes, so it would be interesting to see in person these visual aids.

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Good idea, but most train stations in Japan already have visual notifications of what is broadcast on the public address system, including in emergencies.

It would be a great mobile app for the hearing impaired, so it could be used anywhere.

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How do you spell the sound of a train's brakes squealing, and why would you need to read it?

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The hearing impaired don't know how lucky they are to not have to suffer that cacaphony

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gogogo:

I don't understand the purpose... to include people? Wouldn't it be better to just say "train coming"...

At traincrossings.... ding ding ding ding ding.... perhaps a dog walks past.... woof woof... a bikes's coming... ching ching ?

Certainly the latter is more fun and helps the hearing impaired to "experience" sound.

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