…but are they “Universally accessible”?

In the last post, we talked about accessible buses – sure they may have ramps but are they universally accessible?

Because of the Americans With Disabilities Act, all public transport systems in the United States have to have both auditory and visual information.

In Canada, the CNIB has introduced a “Bus Hailing Kit” which can be used by the visually impaired to hail the bus that they are looking for.

Using the CNIB Bus Hailing Kit - image courtesy of OCTranspo
Using the CNIB Bus Hailing Kit - image courtesy of OCTranspo

The updated Bus Hailing Kit used by Calgary Transit (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) can be seen at this link.

Image of Bus Hailing Kit for use in Calgary to hail Calgary Transit buses - courtesy of Calgary Transit
Image of Bus Hailing Kit for use in Calgary to hail Calgary Transit buses - courtesy of Calgary Transit

How hard would it be for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development of the Malaysian Government to assist RapidKL and RapidPenang create something similar for Malaysians to benefit from?

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