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Talking Bus Stops

Volume 64: debated on Friday 27 July 1984

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will be seeking to extend the use of electronic speech information equipment used to instal talking bus stops for the blind; and if he will make a statement.

The electronic speech information equipment used to provide "talking" bus stop information for visually handicapped people has just started its first public trial in Weston-super-Mare.My Department, which has developed the equipment, will be evaluating the trial with the help of local visually handicapped and other bus users. If the trial proves to be a success, it is hoped that other local authorities and bus operators will be interested in adopting it.