The JAM Card is a social innovation from NOW Group, an organisation based in Belfast, which allows people with a learning disability or a communication barrier to indicate easily and discreetly that they might need ‘Just A Minute’ when accessing public transport.
Passengers with a learning disability, autism, or any other communication barrier can simply show the driver their JAM Card to convey that they might require a little more time and understanding. The NTA’s aim in introducing the JAM Card is to continue in its efforts to make public transportation safe and accessible for all passengers, regardless of their circumstances.
JAM Cards are available in the standard card form or as a smartphone app for ease of access, and are used by over 35,000 people in the UK and Northern Ireland on public transport as well as in shops, restaurants, and other public spaces. Drivers on all Transport for Ireland platforms including Local Link have been adequately trained to recognize the JAM Card, ensuring that Ireland is on the journey to becoming fully JAM Card-friendly.
The full press release can be seen at the Local Link web site here: https://www.locallink.ie/en/news/posts/local-link-on-the-way-to-becoming-jam-card-friendly/