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Updated Aug 18, 2020

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Created by Magnusmode, MagnusCards is a free app that combines the specialized instruction of a behavior therapist and real-world images with an illustrated character named Magnus to enable customers with cognitive disabilities and anyone who could use extra guidance navigate everyday experiences. 

Magnus explains experiences through digital Card Decks: short how-to guides that are specific to traveling through Jay St-MetroTech or the NYCT Subway system. Each Card Deck provides step-by-step visual, audio, and text instructions that set expectations and ease anxiety. 

As part of the Accessible Station Lab pilot, Magnusmode is offering 10 Card Decks that can help subway riders navigate our system: 

  • Planning Your Trip
  • Understanding the Subway Map
  • Buying & Using a MetroCard
  • Reading the Subway Signs
  • Riding the Subway 
  • How to Navigate Jay St-MetroTech Station 
  • Having a Safe and Comfortable Ride
  • Sensory Experiences on the Subway
  • How to Transfer Subway Lines
  • How to Transfer to Ground Transportation

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Layered phone screen examples of MagnusCards' interface and one one of the MTA card decks.

Try MagnusCards Today

Download MagnusCards and access the free Card Decks specially made for MTA New York City Transit via the “Travel” category and follow the simple step-by-step instructions.

Magnusmode is a company dedicated to empowering people on the autism spectrum and who have other cognitive disabilities to live with independence and inclusion. They created MagnusCards as one way to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit https://www.magnusmode.com/.

MagnusCards is available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play! 

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Tell Us What You Think!

If you have feedback, you can use our web form and select Subways and Compliment (even if your feedback isn't positive--we want to hear it all!) from the drop down menus. Then select A Station and choose Accessible Station Lab, and tell us in the comment field which feature or features you tested and what you think. You can also call 511 and tell us what you think.