A photo from TransLink’s virtual bus tour, part of a new series of online tools designed to help make transit more comfortable and accessible for people of diverse abilities. TransLink is launching a series of online tools designed to help make transit accessible for people of all abilities. The […]

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TransLink launches new online tools to increase transit accessibility

The transit authority says the tools are designed to help all people confidently and independently utilize Metro Vancouver’s transit system. The tools include an interactive 360-degree virtual tour of a TransLink bus and eight educational videos about how to use transit throughout Metro Vancouver.

Users of the virtual bus tool will be able to practise boarding a bus through virtual reality, on a desktop computer or on a mobile device. Designed by Beckett 3D Studio, in partnership with AutismBC, the tour contains information about each aspect of a TransLink bus with explanations, photos and links to useful resources built in.The virtual bus tool can be accessed here.

TransLink is launching a series of online tools designed to help make transit accessible for people of all abilities.

“This bus tool provides a detailed visual layout of everything that you would encounter when you board a bus,” says AutismBC program ambassador Jake Anthony. “We believe this tool will be helpful for individuals on the autism spectrum who might get anxious not knowing what a new experience will be like. Going over this tool before a bus trip should help individuals of all diverse abilities throughout Metro Vancouver feel more secure, confident and safe.”

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