|October 14, 2002|
I am writing to express my fervent support of accessible audible pedestrian signals and detectable warnings! Many years ago when most signals were simple two-way signals these things may not have been necessary, but now, in the fast paced world in which we live, where almost any major intersection is extremely complex with many lanes to cross and turners to be aware of; it would seem to me that making traffic signals accessible to all people is of utmost importance! We are not asking for anything more than what sighted people already have available to them all the time. I am horrified to think that there are those who would have you believe that to have the very same information that is already available to sighted people somehow compromises our dignity! I am totally blind, a very good and efficient traveler, and am looking forward with great anticipation to a day when I will not have to be surprised to find audible signals in the places where I travel. Audible and accessible pedestrian signals will become more and more necessary to the safety of all pedestrians as the amount of vehicle traffic continues to spiral higher and higher!
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider my comments!
Very Sincerely Yours,
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