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Transit is only as good as its weakest link.

Community transportation begins with accessible buses, but doesn't end there. We need accessible sidewalks, accessible bus stops, crosswalks, and streets that are safe for ALL their users, regardless of mode of travel, or ability. ADA does not specifically require the presence of sidewalks, so the Federal Highway Administration could help a great deal by encouraging COMPLETE STREETS along major thoroughfares and transit ...more »

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Transit Pilot

Blind and visually impaired transit riders often report difficulties with a variety of transit-related challenges, including: • Planning a safe route between the origin address and the nearest transit stop or station • Identifying the actual transit stop or station entrance • Navigating between a transit station entrance and the correct platform • Identifying which bus or train to board • Identifying the appropriate ...more »

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Magnify the world with Google Glass

Google Glass is a wearable technology that has a small display mounted on a pair of glasses frames. Large print and high contrast navigation information, such as real-time bus arrival times or pedestrian/transit step-by-step directions could be displayed to the user. This information could also be spoken to the user via the bone-conduction speaker. Additionally, the camera mounted on the front of Glass could capture ...more »

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