These maps provide accessible information on BART stations for use by independent blind travelers. The maps illustrate the layout of each level of each station; as users explore maps, they can touch any part with their Talking Tactile Pen to hear relevant orientation and way-finding information that can make if easier to learn and then navigate this sprawling system. These maps are highly portable, and they are extremely durable and waterproof. Please contact us to discuss how the Talking Tactile Pen can be used to make public transportation more accessible for blind travelers.
This project is being carried out in partnership with Dr. Joshua Miele of Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and staff at San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind. Funding for this project comes from the Federal Transit Administration’s New Freedom Program. The New Freedom program provides grants for projects aimed at reducing, beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, transportation barriers faced by individuals with disabilities.