A New Project with a Bold Vision: Plan, Book, and Pay for Demand-Responsive Transit Agencies Across the West Coast

Trillium is part of a coalition of organizations joining CALACT to improve trip planning for disadvantaged riders in Washington, Oregon, and California. Online trip planning is not easy for everyone. Whether it is the lack of features for blind users, software design with a bias toward younger users, or an assumption that the user’s first language […]

Making transit websites accessible to all — Trillium’s report for enabling screenreader access

People who are blind or low-vision use screenreader software that reads text from web-pages aloud. This technology potentially makes the world’s information more available, but only if web-pages have been correctly formed to allow screenreaders to access their contents. Federal laws require for local government websites to be accessible to people with disabilities, and further requirements apply for entities that receive federal […]

Big Noise: Accessibility via Gadgetry

Another example of how Google Transit can be extended to make transit information conveniently available to more people in more places.  The Travel Assistive Device program in Florida uses Google Transit feed (GTFS) for schedule and stop information.  From Big Noise: I love gadgets, do-dads and things that go blinky-blinky. From Rube Goldberg machines that […]