Accessible Mass Transit: Low-Vision Populations
American Foundation for the Blind
January 1, 2015
Public transportation is a major key to independence, productivity, and community participation for people who are blind or severely visually impaired--most of whom are not able to drive a motor vehicle because of their visual impairment. Mass transit services such as buses, trains, or special paratransit vans are frequently the only options blind or visually impaired people have for traveling independently to school, work, health care facilities, shopping centers, and a host of other places in the community.