|October 4, 2002|
My name is Kenneth Chrane, and I am a totally blind traveler.
I don't need audible traffic signals to let me know when it is safe to cross the busy streets of the city of Baltimore. I listen to the traffic patterns and they are sufficient for me. We don't need bumps in the road to tell us where are going either. I demand they be removed because they are a hazard for me and my long white cane. Audible traffic signals cost money and I need to get a job as a PBX Operator, and if blind people start to depend on audible traffic signals no one will hire us in competitive employment.
October 19, 2002
October 19, 2002
Blind persons don't need audible traffic signals in order to cross busy streets. We can rely on the traffic patterns to cross the busy intersections. Please remove chirping and buzzing traffic signals. Don't pay any attention to the American Counsel For The Blind. All they do is complain about nothing. Thank you.
National Federation of the Blind Of New Hampshire
WHEREAS: raised character and Braille signage has long been required to be mounted on every permanent room of every public building by the Americans With Disabilities Act access guidelines; and
WHEREAS: such signage aids the blind in independently accessing the programs, services, benefits, and activities provided in these public buildings; and
WHEREAS: such signage represents the major structural element afforded the blind in the ADA; and
WHEREAS: such signage has the added benefit of putting Braille in the public's eye, which has long been promoted by the National Federation Of The Blind; and
WHEREAS: this requirement has been grossly overlooked in this state, with many buildings having no accessible signage whatsoever;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED AT THE COMFORT INN IN THE CITY OF MANCHESTER ON THIS 19TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2000: that we urge the Governor to release funds from the appropriate accounts set aside for barrier removal, to remedy this situation in buildings owned or operated by the state; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Governor direct the Governor's Commission on Disability to assist each department of state government in identifying and rapidly removing these barriers.
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