On November 27, 2012, the New York City Council passed legislation known as Introduction 599, which will require the City’s taxi cabs be accessible to people with visual impairments by May 1, 2013.  Among the requirements Introduction 599 imposes on taxis are:

  • Implementation of payment technology to announce the fare amount, changes to the rate code, and any tolls, as well as how to pay;
  • Provide contact information for the Taxi and Limousine Commission in the passenger compartment in Braille and large print.