Tactile Wayfinding in Transportation Settings for Travelers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The objective of this research is to produce guidance for transportation planners, engineers, and orientation and mobility specialists that will provide for consistency in the design, installation, and usability of Tactile walking surface indicators (TWSIs) in multimodal transportation in the United States. There will be two products: (1) A Guide to Tactile Wayfinding in Transportation Settings for Travelers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, and (2) a final report that includes a review of U.S. and international research and practice, as well as the methods and results of human factors research conducted under this project.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project B-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Principal Investigators:

    Carter, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20190226
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210825
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01667910
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project B-46
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2018 3:14PM