[access-uk] Re: Accessible real time bus information systems.

Hi Carol,

The first thing they said was how much (or not) money they have in the kitty! So if the technology was available, I'm sure it would be considered. However, I'm having a hard enough time trying to get them to even look into what technology is available now to make this system accessible.

Thanks for your comments though its appreciated.
Jim.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:34 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible real time bus information systems.



Jim,

I've been reading these with interest.

As a thought or two, when you present this to your Council, they're probably going to comment that they would be too disturbing etc, but that is not a good enough reason for not providing something for blind and partially sighted people. I would suggest that they are asked to consider a talking bus stop but one which, firstly, can be turned on (electronically or by engineers) for 24 hours, or timed hours and that they also consider the possibility of turning it off as a general rule, except perhaps within general office hours, but providing a key or number that the blind person could know to enter to get the spoken information. (This is all possible, even if not a reality yet!)

My reason for suggesting that, if possible, the stop is turned on during the day is because this gives maximum help to blind people locating the stop, as well as hearing its information.

Anyway, all the best with this.

Carol.


----- Original Message -----
From: "jim" <jim.doc@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 19:54:24 +0100
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible real time bus information
systems.

hi Christopher,

Thanks for your reply, sounds very interesting. It sounds like
they mignt be
right and the technology isn't good enough to be used by visually
impaired
people just yet.

Regards.
Jim.

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