Friday, March 30, 2007

Making travel plans much easier for the visually impaired

BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 1992 Dennis Shepard understood the issues a blind person confronted when using public buses. So Shepard, blind since birth, created the "Bus Hailing Guide," a tool to allow waiting passengers to signal their route to approaching bus drivers.

Robert LaRoche, a volunteer with the Tucson Association for the Blind, demonstrated using the guide on March 27, 1992. Earlier in the month, the association presented Sun Tran with an award for its help in developing the guide. For information on obtaining a guide call Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired at 795-1331.


Post a Comment

<< Home