Forty talking bus stops have now been installed for blind and partially sighted passengers across the city. Twenty have been added in recent months to top up the 20 that Brighton & Hove City Council introduced in 2007.
Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, cabinet member for environment, said, “ The scheme – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – has made a big difference to users, giving them a greater confidence and independence to travel by bus.”
People using the scheme have a battery-operated key fob which alerts them when they are near one of the talking bus stops.
By pressing the fob, the bus stop ‘talks’ to them, giving them details of which bus services are due, and where they are going to. The bus stops have won several national awards for innovation and promotion of accessibility.
For more information on Talking Bus Stops, please go to: www.journeyon.co.uk
To enquire about the system or apply for a key fob, please contact the Access Point Team on: (01273) 295555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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