Mona Minkara stands in front of a tall red gate at the Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine in Japan. The bioengineering professor films her travels on YouTube to show how the visually impaired can journey on their own using public transport. Photo: courtesy of Mona Minkara

Blind and travelling solo: a woman’s YouTube travel show celebrates public transport for the visually impaired across the world

  • Mona Minkara has the highest praise for Tokyo’s subway network, which made travelling as a blind person easy, and also rates Singapore’s MRT
  • She thinks many blind people don’t travel because they fear getting lost; once she overcame that fear, the engineering professor says, she felt completely free
Topic |   Asia travel
Mona Minkara stands in front of a tall red gate at the Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine in Japan. The bioengineering professor films her travels on YouTube to show how the visually impaired can journey on their own using public transport. Photo: courtesy of Mona Minkara
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