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Screen Reader-Friendly Commuter Rail Schedules Available Online
As of February 15, 2012, the HTML versions of the commuter rail schedules are now user-friendly for those who use screen readers. Previous versions of the commuter rail schedules were divided into two tables by the screen reading software. The first table would only read the station names while the second table would read the train numbers and the scheduled arrival times. This made the previous versions of the commuter rail schedules difficult to read for customers who use screen readers.
Today, thanks to the hard work by MBTA staff, HTML versions of the commuter rail schedules are easier to read and understand by customers who use screen readers. Instead of the screen reader reading the schedule in two different tables, the screen reader reads the station name and the scheduled arrival times all in one table. Click here to view a sample commuter rail schedule.
If you experience problems reading the commuter rail schedules on the MBTA site, contact the Marketing & Communications Department by calling 617-222-3200 or 617-222-5146 (TTY).