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OnTheBus Helps the Visually and Audibly Impaired Navigate

 - Jun 22, 2012
References: uab.es & gizmag
Taking public transit can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to navigate for someone who is visually or audibly impaired, but the OnTheBus smartphone app was created to help ease some of that frustration.

The app uses both visual and auditory cues to detail the route one should take to both get to the bus they need to take and then to help them determine what stop they need to get off at.

It first gives the user a listing of several routes that they could take to get to the bus and then helps guide them to the bus either through speaking commands or a step-by-step moving map.

The app also lets the user know what stop is the correct one for them and alerts them to get off the bus.