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By Angela Gemmill
Now that the Greater Sudbury Transit System has installed an automated call-out system for its visually impaired passengers, the Ontario Human Rights Commission has settled a human rights case.
Complaints against Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Hamilton were filed in July 2009 because at the time these communities did not provide accessibility for the blind.
Since then all three have made steps to provide transit services for the visually impaired.
The OHRC settled all three cases yesterday.
Under the Ontario Human Rights Code persons with vision disabilities have a right to equal treatment for municipal services.
In Sudbury, all transit buses are 100 percent accessible and include both audio and visual automated next stop announcements.