Google helps visually impaired with public transit

Good news from the folks at google! They are actively working on ways to make planning your local travel by public transit easier - even for those who are visually impaired.

If you're blind or partially blind, then you are probably using software that can 'read' a web page for you. For maps however, this hasn't been much help - till now.

Now, the maps have directions in a text format as well that can be read by text readers.

Go one step further, and use Google Transit to plan your bus route online as well.

For the time being, it is only available in certain cities:

If it's not yet available in your city, you can see an demo version online.

If your city has an online feed available for its schedule, you can add it to Google's list of publicly-accessible transit data feeds.

Want more info?

Check out the official Google blog post.

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