Fri, 5 October 2012
Hi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.
Independent travel is important for everyone. For pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired, this could not be more true. At many traffic intersections, people who are unable to see oncoming traffic have to have assistance or rely on the sounds of traffic to judge when it's safe to cross the street. However, in more and more cases, audible, accessible signals are there to indicate, by sound, when it's safe to cross the street. This makes for a safer and more accessible environment for pedestrians and drivers alike. Check our show notes to a link to the Accessible Pedestrian Signals Guide to Best Practices.
For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.
Accessible Pedestrian Signals - A guide to best practices http://www.apsguide.org/