Talking Signs Anecdotes

The individual who considers himself injured has a right to resort to the laws of his country for a remedy.
Chief Justice John Marshall, Marbury vs. Madison
(February 24, 1803)

There really is no argument about the necessity or utility of Talking Signs. In the examples which follow, the ability to identify buses and stops at some distance changes a blind or visually impaired person's access to our physical environment fundamentally; like text-to-speech which makes computers useable by those without sight, like a ramp for someone who uses a wheel chair, like closed captioning makes TV accessible to the deaf. So, what's there to discuss? Equal access to signage is a right, not a privilege.

Here are some anecdotes, provided both by visitors to this site and by those who have been fortunate enough -- whether in the "real" world or via a demonstration -- to witness for themselves the radical difference that Talking Signs can make. If you have an anecdote about using Talking Signs, advocating locally for the installation of Talking Signs, or the inexplicable lack of Talking Signs not only where you live, but wherever you go, please share your anecdotes and/or experiences with the world through this site by emailing UBATS' webmaster at <webmaster@ubats.org>. Together, we can -- and we must -- make a difference which leads to greater autonomy and independence for all. Alone, we are left at the mercy of those around us for what most take for granted -- the ability, at a glance, to know where one is, what is in one's immediate vicinity, and where one is headed.

The Anecdotes

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