Free Webinar on Accessible Pedestrian Signals

News Brief

Feb. 25, 2014

CHAPEL HILL , NC—The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the next free Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

Accessible Pedestrian Signals
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/866168538.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) provide audible and tactile information about pedestrian signals to those who are blind or visually impaired.

This session will focus on how to design APS installations and how to design intersection corners to provide important information to those who need it most. Topics will include methods of travel by blind or low-vision pedestrians, current ADA and MUTCD standards, installation and design guidance for APS, and design exercises.

Presenters include Daniel Carter, a senior research associate with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Janet Barlow, president of Accessible Design for the Blind.

This webinar was originally scheduled for February 13 and is part of the PBIC's Liveable Communities webinar series.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars approximately every month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit www.pedbikeinfo.org/webinars.

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.