LRT teams up with JCI-Manila for to help PWD commuters

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The Light Rail Transit Authority has teamed up with the Junior Chamber International-Manila to help give persons with disabilities a better commuting experience.

The two entities will implement the “WheelAssist” Project, under which some 900 LRT staff will be trained on how to engage with PWD commuters.

The training on Non-Visible Disability, Sensitivity and Awareness with Basic Filipino Language will be handled by TERPCAP, an accessibility services provider that enables organizations to become more accessible and inclusive.

The LRT will also install braille stickers at the ticket vending machines to help visually impaired passengers.

The LRTA and JCI-Manila signed a memorandum of agreement for the partnership earlier this month.

LRTA Administrator Jeremy Regino thanked JCI-Manila for the team-up.

“The training will help our frontline personnel to be more knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of our PWD passengers,” Regino said.

JCI-Manila president Richard Lim said the collaboration would promote inclusivity for PWDs.

“The awareness and support of Persons with Disabilities has been one of the cornerstone advocacies of JCI Manila for the past several years. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partners from the LRTA and TERPCAP for this joint effort in continuing and further developing this advocacy,” Lim said.