DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR MEETING THE ACCESS NEEDS OF BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED TRAVELLERS IN TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS
This report presents design recommendations and guidelines for meeting the access needs of blind and visually impaired travellers in transportation terminals. It describes how blind and visually impaired persons orient themselves and move through an environment. The report reveals various problems faced by the visually impaired in travelling unassisted from place to place. Orientation and mobility are defined vis-a-vis how blind and visually impaired persons travel. The use of mobility aids (guide dog, white cane, electronic devices, etc.) and of sensory information (visual, tactual and auditory) to effect safe and graceful travel through an environment is described and discussed. Specific design recommendations for many architectural elements of transportation terminals are presented.
- This report has been adapted from "Access Needs of Blind and Visually Impaired Travellers in Transportation Terminals: A Study and Design Guidelines," TP 9048E, published in December 1987.
Canadian National Institute for the BlindToronto, Ontario, Canada
Transportation Development CentreComplexe Guy Favreau, 200 Dorchester Blvd West, Suite 601
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4, Canada
- Richesin, C
- GRACE, G
- Iantkow, M
- Gillies, T K
- Publication Date: 1989-12
- Features: Figures; Photos; References;
- Pagination: 65 p.
- TRT Terms: Access; Architecture; Blind persons; Design; Electronic equipment; Guidelines; Intermodal terminals; Mobility; Rail transit stations; Recommendations; Standards; Visually impaired persons
- Old TRIS Terms: Electronic devices; Guide dog; Sensory aids; White cane
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00605755
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: TP 10067E (TDC)
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM