a user with the app open and a cane

Moovit and RightHear are finally connecting the dots of accessibility for the blind

Public transit for blind and low vision users have never been more accessible.

April 25, 2019

Public transit is one of the most crucial ways of people who are blind or visually impaired to travel from one place to another. Now, with the new collaboration between Moovit and RightHear, the journey becomes even more accessible like never before.

By integrating Moovit inside of RightHear, we effectively allow Moovit users who are blind or visually impaired to enjoy the powerful data that Moovit has to offer. This includes guiding the users – easily – to the right place, reducing frustration along the way, instructions for departing the bus at the destination – and, more. 

A blind user and the logos of Moovit and RightHear.
Moovit announcement on the partnership with RightHear on Facebook.

Now, when RightHear users choose a destination from the Nearby Locations list in the app, they will be able to create their journey with Moovit in no time. The destination and origin of the user will automatically be injected into Moovit and from that point, the best routes will be generated and displayed for the user to choose. If you are not familar with Moovit, try it out down below.

This strategic partnership, is an exciting beginning of accessibility era where public transportation is more accessible and inclusive for everyone. 

About Moovit:

Moovit is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app. Moovit simplifies urban mobility all around the world. For consumers, Moovit’s free app on iOS, Android and the Web is in more than 2,700 cities in 90 countries and 45 languages. Over 100 cities and global events have made Moovit their official transit app. For businesses and governments, Moovit is an early pioneer of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), helping them improve urban mobility. Moovit owns and operates the world’s largest repository of transit data, amassing four billion anonymous data points a day. 

About RightHear:

RightHear mission is to turn public spaces into more accessible environments for people with orientation challenges, including the blind and visually impaired. With over 1,000 locations globally in all sectors, a free app on both platforms and rapidly growing community around the world, RightHear is creating a new standard of accessibility.