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Accessibility: Mass Transit for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

This short web page is a compilation of frequently asked questions regarding the needs and barriers regarding accessible mass transit for people who are blind or visually impaired. Some examples of the ways that transit systems have become more inclusive are providing large-print, high-contrast, and non-glare informational signs in terminals and providing external speakers that announce vehicle identification information. More examples on site.

American Foundation for the Blind

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Posted by: sadavis on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.

The site has some good information. They provide examples of different barriers and solutions to some of these barriers. The website is brief in its descriptions and even though there is some good information there are probably better sites with more information presented in a better format.

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"We cannot afford to let the issue of disabilities be simply an afterthought. We have a unique opportunity now, as industry pours billions of dollars into upgrading the communications infrastructure, to make sure that people with disabilities are not left behind. Now is the time. Accessibility of services and products for all Americans has got to be a design feature, not an add-on."

Chairman Kennard, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Statement on Video Description, 11/18/99