|Cathy Long||September 9, 2002|
Please consider installing detectable warning signals to help protect people who are blind from being hurt. I support the Prowac report and hope that the Federal Government will begin implementing detectable warnings. It is difficult to learn Orientation and Mobility and travel safely around cities where signals are erratic. On noisy streets, it can be very disorienting and one mistake can be fatal. Anyone who does not believe this should try doing it. Walk on a subway platform with your eyes blindfolded--and see how safe you feel doing so. The technology to put warning strips is here and should be used. It not only helps people who are blind, but others such as senior citizens to live safer lives while traveling our neighborhoods.
Please consider this. Thank you for your consideration.
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