Braille Signage Now at All Vancouver Bus Stops

The city completed installation of signage for people with visual impairments at over 8,000 bus stops.

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December 1, 2023, 8:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Vancouver's TransLink became the first transit agency in Canada to include Braille signs on every bus stop in their system, according to an article in Mass Transit.

“In addition to the braille and tactile signage, tactile walking surface indicators have been installed at every bus stop located on property that TransLink owns. The raised surface indicators are mounted on the ground to help customers who are blind or partially sighted know they are near a bus stop while helping direct them to the front door of the bus.”

The signs include Unified English Braille and raised tactile letters, bus stop and route numbers, bay or bus stop indicators, and a customer service numbers. “The changes are the result of robust engagement with Access Transit Users’ Advisory Committee, the CNIB, and other stakeholders in the region.”

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