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Uber-Like Service Designed For Riders With Disabilities – Disability Scoop

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech  RideKC Freedom The one-year pilot project enables riders to use a cellphone app to hail taxis. While the core of the service was built with the mobility of people with disabilities in mind, it is open to the general … Continue reading

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Smartphones & Bluetooth Beacons Make It Easy For Blind People To Catch Buses

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The city of Strasbourg is ready to make catching buses much easier for blind people. The buses will be equipped with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) beacons that will interact with the transport app on the blind commuter’s phone. As … Continue reading

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Increasing Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in DC

http://www.ispeech.orgA taxi reform law that the D.C. Council passed in 2012 set new goals to boost the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in the city, where 20 percent, or approximately 130,000 people have a disability,  according to the DC Office of Disability … Continue reading

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