An App to Help the Visually Impaired Use Transit

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is testing an app that will help the blind navigate Arlington Station in early 2015. The app will eventually be free to use throughout the system.
December 23, 2014, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A new application being developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is meant to help visually impaired people navigate T stations on their own," reports Nicole Dunga.

"The MBTA has helped fund the creation of PERCEPT — an indoor navigation system that one day will allow users to make their way through a T station by listening to step-by-step directions on their smartphones, which lead them to electronic sensors or “tags” throughout the building."

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2014 in The Boston Globe
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