SPAIN - taxis now provide info with Braille

2014 brought good news for people with visual impairments in Madrid. From the start of the year, taxis in the Spanish capital will have to carry a sticker with information in Braille, displayed in an accessible position inside the cab. The information includes the cab’s license plate, its licence number, the number of seats available, registration details and, of course, details of tariffs. These should all be available to people who are blind or visually impaired. The pioneering initiative is in line with article 25 of Madrid’s municipal law, which allows blind people to travel in greater safety. It gives them the ability to report, if needed, any irregularities in the taxi – until recently, exercising this right would not have been possible.

 

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