Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Access Calgary: helping people with disabilities ride public transit

Here is a video of Kristen Barker training Casey on how to ride Calgary Transit. This will help 16-year-old Casey be more confident when riding a City bus or CTrain through Calgary, affording her more independence.

Kristen Barker is a Travel Training Summer Camp instructor for Access Calgary. The goal of travel training is to identify what skills individuals need for safe transit use. Students learn what transit is and how it operates and the key elements of planning, implementing and following through a bus route or CTrain trip.

Access Calgary is responsible for managing the eligibility, booking, scheduling and dispatching shared-ride, door-to-door transportation services for Calgarians with disabilities.

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