DETECTABLE WARNINGS IN TRANSIT FACILITIES: SAFETY AND NEGOTIABILITY
This research was undertaken to determine the impact of various characteristics of detectable warning surfaces on safety and ease of negotiation for a variety of persons who have physical impairments. The goals were: to define and illustrate the uses of detectable warnings in transit facilities; to review knowledge about safety and negotiability of detectable warnings; and to summarize recent research on safety and negotiability of detectable warnings on slopes, by persons having physical disabilities.
- Developed by and prepared for Project ACTION by Dr. B.L. Bentzen, Department of Psychology, Boston College, with the assistance of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB); assistance derived from the Federal Transit Act; additional support provided under a cooperative agreement with Federal Transit Administration, under contract to Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.
Project ActionNational Easter Seal Soc, 700 13th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC United States 20005
- Bentzen, B L
- Publication Date: 1996
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Detectable warning surfaces; Persons with disabilities; Public transit; Rail transit facilities; Safety
- Identifier Terms: Americans with Disabilities Act
- Old TRIS Terms: Disabled people
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00720319
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 1 1996 12:00AM