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How to use an Accessible Pedestrian Push Button

  Introduction Almost 20 million Americans, roughly 8 percent of the United States population, have visual impairments. Impaired vision can range anywhere from poor vision to complete blindness. People with visual impairments have difficulty with routine tasks, including crossing the street. Accessible Pedestrian Push Buttons or Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)…

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Improving Nighttime Pedestrian Safety

  Introduction “Most pedestrian fatalities continue to occur at night, although nighttime deaths have accounted for an even larger share over the past few years. In 2021, 77% of fatal pedestrian crashes occurred in the dark, with approximately 20% happening in daylight and 3% during dawn or dusk. Since 2010,…

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What is an Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS)?

  Introduction Accessible Pedestrian Signal or APS is a device that provides auditory, tactile, or visual information to assist pedestrians with visual or hearing impairments in crossing the street safely. APS are known by different names in different countries, some of those names include: Acoustic signals Audio-tactile signals Audible traffic…

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