Group questions LRT accessibility for visually impaired

By CBC News Ottawa, January 29, 2018

Just when Ottawa's new light rail system will be up and running remains an open question, but some blind and visually impaired transit users are already raising concerns the trains won't be properly equipped to meet their needs.

City officials will meet Monday evening with the local chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians to discuss those concerns.

Alliance president Peter Field said the group has already heard about some features of the new train cars that might be difficult for passengers to operate, including buttons to open doors.

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