Posted on August 02, 2012 10:48 AM
Report on remote infrared audible signs
A new report summarizes results of an evaluation of the Sound Transit Remote Infrared Audible Sign (RIAS) system in guiding persons with disabilities in multi-modal public transportation environments. The RIAS Model Accessibility Program (RIAS MAP) is an ongoing program funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to evaluate the effectiveness of remote infrared audible sign systems in enabling persons with visual mobility and cognitive disabilities to travel safely on their own.
The report presents test results on the effectiveness of the Sound Transit RIAS system for persons with visual or cognitive disabilities and cost-benefit analysis on future expansion of the RIAS system versus other wayfinding systems.
For a report summary, visit the FTA website.