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Moscow buses equipped with speakers to inform passengers who are blind

One thousand Moscow buses were equipped with external speakers to inform passengers with vision disabilities, the press service of Moscow transport reports. External informants announce the route number and direction of travel, helping passengers with vision disabilities to navigate at the stop.

The director of  Information Technology and Communications Service at Moscow transport, Dmitry Erzamaev said that external speakers were installed on buses that operate on routes passing by social and medical institutions. The novelty was highly appreciated by the metropolitan organisation of the All-Russian Society of the Blind, ”said Dmitry Erzamaev.  Moreover, such a system has no analogues in the world. We receive a lot of positive feedback from passengers, he added.

According to the Moscow transport press service, at present, all new vehicles in Moscow are equipped with folding ramps and places for wheelchairs. In addition, almost 250 tram stops are equipped with  landing platforms – they are on the same level as the entrance to the tram, and also have ramps and protective barriers.

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