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There is an app for that. Finding the bus stop as a visually impaired person
A cartoon of a sign with a picture of a bus on a crooked pole.A crowd sourcing app has been launched to help visually impaired commuters find the bus stop. Although it sounds simple, finding the actual post or shelter can be tricky. GPS only gets you within 30 feet and that can be the difference between catching the bus or having it drive right by. The app allows other transit users to provide full descriptions of the location of the bus stop to make it easier to find.
 
The app is currently in use only in Massachusetts, but will be introduced to other cities with the community to provide the necessary information. Learn more in this article.
 
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Bus stop app ‘just the beginning’ for accessibility tech



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