|October 27, 2002|
I write to oppose the current proposal before the Access Board which would
require audible signals and tactile warnings on every street corner. I
appreciate the intent to help blind people like me but I think we need less help
than this proposal offers. There are places where I cannot tell the street from
the sidewalk and in these I'd like a warning. There are a few places where the
traffic patterns are so difficult that I cannot always tell whether I am clear
to cross. In these I would appreciate some tactile warnings and some signal
As a final point, I do not want audible signals but those which vibrate to indicate the condition of a light. I do not want my needs to be an annoyance to those who live where I travel as a pedestrian.
Thank you for considering my opinions.
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