TTC partners with MagnusCards™ to make taking transit more accessible

The TTC has partnered with Magnusmode for a new digital initiative that will make taking transit in Toronto easier for neurodiverse communities.

MagnusCards™ by Magnusmode is a digital life skills app with guides to help autistic and neurodiverse persons perform everyday activities. The TTC has partnered with Magnusmode to develop five TTC MagnusCards decks, each of which focus on a different aspect of using transit. The app uses visual cues, step-by-step instructions and optional audio, to guide users through activities and tasks that may be unfamiliar to them.

“Creating an accessible transit system is a key priority for our city. This latest partnership with MagnusCards is one more step we are taking to remove any and all barriers and to address the needs of people in our city,” said Mayor John Tory. “I want to thank the TTC for creating this unique partnership and for their continued effort to move forward with our mandate to make the TTC safe and accessible for our diverse city and its people.”

“Enhancing accessibility is a top priority for the TTC, and we’re committed to exploring every opportunity to ensure that people with disabilities can safely and conveniently access our transit system. This partnership with Magnusmode is one more step that the TTC is taking to remove barriers to access for all transit riders,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson.

“We’re committed to ensuring that our services are accessible to all our customers regardless of ability, and I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to cultivate this partnership with Magnusmode,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “This free, digital initiative will help everyone navigate our transit system with more independence. This is another step in our efforts to make using the TTC as inclusive as possible for all Torontonians and visitors.”

“TTC MagnusCards provide an opportunity for learning and practicing critical life skills like riding a bus, in a real-world context. From getting to work, to going to appointments, and traveling to visit friends – accessible transit opens the world up to the autistic and neurodiverse community, offering the freedom to gain greater independence through travel,” said Magnusmode Founder & President, Nadia Hamilton.

TTC MagnusCards provide step-by-step visual, audio and text-based guidance on how to enter, board and exit a TTC subway vehicle or station, streetcar and bus. The decks also include guidance on fares and passes, trip planning, navigating and connecting with TTC Customer Service.

The app is free to download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The TTC MagnusCards are located within the ‘Travel’ section of the MagnusCards App, identified by an aeroplane icon. Persons can visit for more information.
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