D.C. Metro fare machine accessibility questioned

Posted on August 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disability advocates say new farecard vending machines planned for installation at every Metro rail station have no audio feature, which will make them difficult, if not impossible, for riders who are blind, have impaired vision or cognitive impairments, to use, The Washington Post reported.

According to Metro officials, the transit system plans to have an audio prompt that will help people with hearing impairments installed on the new machines by sometime in the fall. For the full story, click here.

BUSCON: If you're a paratransit service provider, BusCon's educational session, "What You Need to Know About Accessible Transportation Requirements," to be featured at the Sept. 11 to 12 event at Chicago's Navy Pier is for you. See other highlights, including a sneak peek at the New Product Showcase, here.

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