Tactile Walking Surface Indicators To Aid Wayfinding For Visually Impaired Travelers In Multimodal Travel

The objective of this project is to produce guidance for transportation planners and engineers, based on research, for consistency in the design and installation of tactile walking surface indicators (TWSIs) in multimodal transportation in the United States. There will be two products: (1) a heavily illustrated guidebook: Tactile Walking Surface Indicators to Aid Wayfinding for Visually Impaired Travelers in Multimodal Travel, and (2) a final report including 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.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $384000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-94

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Start Date: 20180618
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672235
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-94
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 3:03PM