Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lilac Blind Foundation Translating Bus Maps Into Braille

A Spokane business is trying to get the word out about the struggles of the visually impaired by translating Spokane Transit Authority maps and bus schedules.

Here's the KXLY print and video versions of the story.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.