Comparison of APS signal technologies
New Jersey Office of Highway Traffic Safety, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), The Seeing Eye, Edwards and Kelcey
Winter 2001 - Spring 2003
Goal is to continue as ongoing demonstration project with funding from other sources
A project is underway to evaluate APS devices with six different types of WALK indications at five intersections in Morristown, NJ. With one exception, purchased by NJDOT, the devices have been supplied by the manufacturers. All devices were installed by NJDOT maintenance personnel in Spring 2002.
Volunteers from among the 265 blind students who train each year at The Seeing Eye are visiting the installations and completing a survey after examining each APS. Devices and type of WALK indication are being rated from favorite to least favorite. The evaluation and report on which devices are preferred by travelers who are blind (mostly dog guide users), is expected to be completed in Fall 2003.
In addition, traffic engineers, DOT personnel, orientation and mobility specialists, and individuals who are blind are invited to visit to see the variety of technology now available.
Edwards and Kelcey,
The Seeing Eye
Director of Community Instruction, The Seeing Eye
PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
973-539-4425 - email@example.com
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