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Man says Winnipeg buses still not accessible for vision impaired

Posted on August 18, 2016

Winnipeg Transit
Winnipeg Transit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Despite a 2008 mandate to provide stop announcements, a Winnipeg man, who is blind, says the city's buses are still not accessible for people with no or partial vision, CBC News reports.

Every bus in Winnipeg Transit's fleet is supposed to be equipped with a "Next Stop Announcement" feature that gives a visible and audible announcement about upcoming bus stops, but the man says the announcements sometimes don't play or are too quiet to hear.

The City of Winnipeg acknowledges there's a problem with the system. Officials said the buses are supposed to come from the manufacturer equipped with a "pre-set volume feature, which is set at the same level," but some buses do have inconsistent volume levels. For the full story, click here.

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