This November, Transport for Ireland along with Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann, Local Link and Luas are beginning our journey to become JAM Card friendly. The Jam Card will assist customers using the public transport system and make their experience as stress-free as possible.
JAM Card allows people with a communication barrier tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily.
The JAM Card© was created by NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future and their service users told them that they would like a way to relay to people that they need a little extra time or patience.
There are 3 message options to choose from:
1) Please be patient, I have autism
2) Please be patient, I have a learning disability/difficulty
3) Please be patient, I have a condition
For those with a learning difficulty, autism or any condition where there can be a communication barrier, the JAM Card allows users to relay to others that they may need a little extra time in a simple, effective non-verbal manner. The JAM Card is useful when on public transport, in a retail or any other customer facing environment.
There are several different methods to get a JAM Card.
JAM Cards are available for collection from the following transport hubs:
Irish Rail Stations:
Or if you would prefer not to use the physical card, there is a JAM Card app available for Android and iOS. The app allows you to choose your message option, leave reviews and find other JAM friendly businesses.