OPL and Oakville Transit team up to provide an accessible resource to the special needs community

Thursday, August 2, 2018

On August 1, Oakville Public Library and Oakville Transit launched the new MagnusCards app, designed to help individuals with autism or other special needs interact independently and with confidence in the Oakville community.

The app provides step-by-step instructions to help guide users through daily activities, such as riding an Oakville Transit bus or using Oakville Public Library services.

On the day of the launch, residents of all ages attended an open house, where they got to try out the app on an Oakville Transit bus and visit the Library branch at the Iroquois Ride Community Centre.

OPL’s MagnusCards initiative was funded in part by proceeds collected from the Oakville Public Library’s May 2018 event, Help Yourself: The Séan McCann Story. At the event, Séan used a combination of music and anecdote to portray the battles many individuals face and to shed light on the stigmas associated with mental health.

OPL and Oakville Transit are excited to jointly provide this much-needed resource to the community. To learn more about MagnusCards, download the app on your Apple or Android device and search for Oakville, or visit MagnusCards for OPL or MagnusCards for Oakville Transit websites for more details.

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