Founded in 1886, Johannesburg is one of the youngest compared to the other major cities of the world.
Johannesburg’s premier and most accessible mode of transportation is the Gautrain, spanning 80 km and just completed in 2012. The Gautrain features many accommodations for people with disabilities, having fully accessible stations.
For the visually impaired, the Gautrain has implemented:
Color contrasting and clear signage
Tactile signs, as well as audible guidance and warning systems
The most common and widespread form of transportation are the minibus taxis, but they are infamously known for disregarding road rules and safety.
To solve this problem, as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the MMC for Health and Social Development, the South African National Taxi Council’s and the Blind SA signed a pledge on 6 December 2018.