September 18, 2002
I just received an email regarding NFB'S views on APS'S and am
very concerned on their stand.
As a legally blind/visually impaired senior citizen I would be
totally lost without APS'S.
I only cross streets that have the crossing devices. Of course
it may be risky. But crossing as a sighted person is risky, too. No one
sighted or blind knows when a car will run a red light, etc.
Before I would endorse not having APS'S there would have to
be a further study done on the pro's and con's.
Has NFB done a comprehensive study? Have they polled a large
majority of blind people as to their wishes?
I ask that you have more studies done before a decision is
rendered. NFB does not speak for "all" blind individuals.
Vesta Sauer, President
Greater Bakersfield Counci of the Blind