Guelph Transit Uses MagnusCards App to Make Transit More Accessible

Posted on March 29, 2016
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Magnusmode and Guelph Transit are pleased to announce the launch of 5 New MagnusCards Card Decks to help people with cognitive special needs (for example, autism), who typically need assistance using public transit, to navigate Guelph Transit services with greater independence and foster greater community inclusion. “Guelph Transit is using the MagnusCards platform to help increase the accessibility of conventional transit to riders who have autism and other cognitive disabilities,” said Magnusmode CEO and Founder Nadia Hamilton. “This gives more people more access to essential services and plays a key role in empowering them to achieve their goals and master new life skills.”

The Guelph Transit Card Decks are digital guides that break down transit tasks and challenges into more manageable steps. Each of the Guelph Transit Card Decks include cards that describe the step-by-step details in completing transit-related tasks (including buying tickets and riding the bus). The cards all include text descriptions with pictures, and audio.

Guelph Transit and Magnusmode

With these new MagnusCards Card Decks, Guelph Transit will take a leadership role in improving accessibility for their riders with special needs and increasing safety, inclusion, and confidence in using the Guelph Transit system.

The new Card Decks include:

  • Purchasing of tickets and passes
  • Riding the bus
  • Riding the bus with your wheelchair
  • Transferring buses
  • Getting help and having a safe, comfortable ride

 

Making transit more accessible will increase independence for people with cognitive special needs, and also offer more opportunities for growth and learning. People will have better access to their communities and more opportunities for exploration. MagnusCards makes learning new skills and tasks accessible, engaging and interactive. Download MagnusCards now for FREE!

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