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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Project Action

    National Easter Seal Soc, 700 13th Street, NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Bentzen, B L
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1996 12:00AM