Topic : blind

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Calif.'s Palos Verdes Transit provides a vehicle to learning, independence

Accessibility| March 16, 2018

Each student has a physical or mental disability that requires a specialized learning curriculum. Some of the children board the bus on their own; others require assistance or are elevated onto the bus using the wheelchair lift.

New app makes TTC station more accessible for blind passengers

Accessibility| March 2, 2018

Uses indoor navigation technology to deliver verbal descriptions of building floor plans and other details of the physical environment.

Accessibility| July 7, 2017

MBTA testing new tech to help blind find bus stops

The agency will install Bluetooth beacons on bus stop signs that can communicate via a smartphone app to tell users how close they are to the stop.

Accessibility| June 13, 2016

[Video] Perkins School for the Blind - Bus Stop Challenge

With help from a grant, Perkins School for the Blind is embarking on a groundbreaking project that will change the way people who are blind or visually impaired access public transportation. Audio-described version of video: Published on Apr 12, 2016

University| June 13, 2016

Mass. school to develop nav. app for visually impaired travelers

Perkins anticipates using crowdsourcing to provide detailed navigation clues to bring users to within four to five feet — the standard length of a white cane — of their precise destination.

Bus| May 5, 2016

Wichita Transit to add beacon technology to bus stops

After this initial application, the new insights will drive the development of a mobile application specifically tailored for blind or visually impaired riders.

Accessibility| March 10, 2014

Uber facing disabled discrimination accusations

Blind customers have filed complaints saying they were denied rides because the drivers didn't allow animals.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Service for blind students exempted from Denver RTD cuts

Agency approved a service cut plan that will save $10.7 million next year, but included a last-minute amendment that saves peak-hour service on one bus route crucial to many blind transit users.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Toronto Transit redesigns Metropass to help blind riders

The “clipped” edge at the top-left corner of the pass indicates the direction the pass needs to be swiped at a turnstile for smooth, fumble-free entry. The new design was advocated by the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation to assist blind and visually impaired transit users.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

Blind man tours Iowa to promote public transit

Frank Strong was awarded a grant from the Iowa DOT to ride all 18 of the state’s fixed-route bus systems to raise awareness of the value of public transit and assess the level of accessibility on the systems.

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