As a California and San Francisco Bay Area resident, we rely much on our San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART. NBC Bay Area reports that the BART system is increasing accessibility for its blind and visually impaired train riders in the San Francisco, California area. The agency just recently held a workshop on the topic. BART Manager of Customer Access Bob Franklin and San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community Outreach Specialist Sheri Albers join us to talk about the agency’s increased accessibility efforts.
Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the Blind
Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED)
“Alexa, Ask ACB Media to play Media 1”. (1 = stream number).
PC / browser access (RECOMMENDED):
Visit acbmedia.org at http://www.acbmedia.org/1 (1 = stream number). The site has a built-in media player and there is no need to install or use a media player on your device. Hit the play button and the stream will begin playing immediately.
Smart device Access (RECOMMENDED):
Download “ACB Link” from your app store. Find “Radio” along the bottom of the screen, then “Menu” in the top left corner. Select “Live Streams” and then choose “ACB Media 1 - Mainstream.” Double tap the play button.
Victor Reader Stream Access:
Navigate to “Internet radio library” in the “online bookshelf”. Locate the Humanware playlist. From the playlist, select ACB Media 1 (1 = stream number) and hit play.
Alternate Dial-In access
Dial 1 (518) 906-1820. Listen to the menu prompts and press 1.
The ACB Radio Tuner is no longer supported. If you used the tuner in the past, you may access all ACB Media streams from acbmedia.org (see above)
If you are using alternate ways to access ACB Media streams than those above (such as Tune In or Winamp using acbradio.org URL’s, we kindly ask that you use one of the methods above.
Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind).