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'Talking' Maps in Stockton, CA

Visually impaired users of San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) buses in Stockton, CA, now have a new mobility aid: Talk to Me Maps, audio and tactile maps of public transit boarding areas available at major service hubs.

“Everyone at RTD is thrilled to work with our friends at CCBVI [the Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired], Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and our sister transit agencies to make life a little easier for those traveling throughout San Joaquin County,” said Chief Executive Officer Donna DeMartino. “This program will make ‘The Places You Can Go on RTD!’ even more accessible than before.”

The program helps blind and visually impaired people to familiarize themselves with RTD’s routes using a braille/large-print map and a talking “smartpen” that tells riders where to board the bus.

For additional information regarding the maps, including a video of a map in use, click here.
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