September 26, 2002
To Whom It May Concern:
I am blind, but I am also an American taxpayer! I am strongly opposed to your
June 17 proposed rules which would require that, to "help" the blind, our
government would require detectable warnings at every street corner or
accessible traffic signals at every traffic light.
What blind people need is high-quality training, not gadgets and gimmicks!
The enormous financial cost to the American taxpayer far outweighs any
supposed benefit to the blind. Trained blind people cross busy streets "just
as they are" every day, but an outraged American taxpayer won't be so eager to
hire them if this high cost is heaped upon them.
All we need is proper training programs so that we may get around easier
. it is good of you to think of us ; but we need the money that is being
spent on this project needs to be spent elsewhere. Please do not think of us
as needing this extra help, where we need the money is proper training
required so that we may not travele only in American streets but the world as