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Current Research:
Accessible Pedestrian Signals - Curriculum Development

Easter Seals Project ACTION

Time frame
February 2002 - February 2004

Objectives: To provide information about Accessible Pedestrian Signals to O&M; specialists, dog guide instructors, travel instructors, traffic engineers and planners, as well as people with disabilities through the development of training modules on APS.

This project will
  • Develop a series of curriculum modules on Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS).
  • Conduct two national conferences on the topic.

The curriculum will be piloted at two conferences in 2003, one on the west coast, and one on the east coast of the U.S. The conferences will include hands-on experience with APS, simulation activities during street crossings, videos of APS crossings, case studies, small group problem-solving sessions, and use of a participant workbook. It is planned that each conference will have equal numbers of mobility practitioners and traffic engineers as well as participation from people with disabilities.

Research organizations
Western Michigan University,
Accessible Design for the Blind,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

William Wiener
Senior Associate Dean, The Graduate College
263-W Walwood Hall, Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242
616 387-8212 - william.wiener@wmich.edu


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