News Tagged With: visually-disabled
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August 27, 2012

D.C. Metro fare machine accessibility questioned

Farecard vending machines planned for installation at every Metro rail station have no audio feature, which will make them difficult, if not impossible to use for riders who are blind, have impaired vision or cognitive impairments.


December 21, 2011

Elderly transportation network in Conn. struggles to stay afloat

The Independent Transportation Network of Central, a struggling nonprofit that provides transportation service for senior citizens and the visually impaired, is getting help from volunteers after having no money coming in for months and losing its executive director.


November 23, 2010

Web Extra: Charleston, S.C. senior transportation service turns 4

ITNCharlestonTrident is a membership program that provides transportation to senior citizens 65 and over and visually disabled persons over 21 years of age in the Greater North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas, as well as some other outlying areas.


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