Large print A3-sized copies of the city’s comprehensive bus guide have been published for the first time for customers with sight impairments.
Brighton & Hove Buses which produces the Bus Times – which this year celebrates 30 years of publication – commissioned Able and Willing (seventy per cent of whose workforce has some kind of disability) to print the larger scale version.
Head of Brighton & Hove Guide Dogs Graham Oulton said: “Some of our members told Brighton & Hove Buses that Bus Times is a really useful publication but the font size can be difficult to read and therefore a larger Print version would help.
“The bus company regularly consults us and other groups and as a result they’ve produced this large print Bus Times which will help so many of our partially-sighted members and make the travelling experience easier and more convenient.
“This initiative is yet another example of how proactive and forward-thinking Brighton and Hove Buses is around accessible travel.”
The bus company’s Accessibility and Communities Officer Victoria Garcia said: “This is just another very small, simple step on the way to ensuring our buses are as accessible as possible to everyone.”
The large-print publication has been distributed to the council as well as all organisations whose service users might have a visual impairment.