App to help blind people navigate public transit to debut in Washington


FILE PHOTO: Commuters ride an escalator during the morning rush at the Metro Center subway station in Washington, U.S. June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An app designed to help visually impaired or blind pedestrians use public transit will debut at a Washington subway station on Tuesday.

Waymap aims to expand travel options for blind and visually impaired people with step-by-step audio directions that it says are accurate up to 3 feet (0.9 meter) throughout a trip.

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