Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Great things about being blind. Audible bus stop announcements.

A few times in the past few weeks, I had to go to an unfamiliar destination on the bus. This has gotten easier than it used to be for me. For one thing, traveling with a guide dog makes these trips easier and more fun and adventurous. also, our bus system here now finally has audible announcements of each stop. No more worrying about whether or not the bus driver will remember to tell me where my stop is. I just listen for the announcements and get off when I need to. I still need to ask sometimes but not nearly as much. Of course, with any technology, these announcements might not always be working but it is nice to be able to be even more independent when riding the buses.

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