Tag: Accessibility & Civil Rights

A sign reading "push button to turn on warning lights" mounted above a button on a street light.

Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

“Great idea, but we just don’t have the money.” It’s a refrain that’s painfully familiar to every advocate who deals with policymakers at any level of government. Pedestrian safety is a prime example. Safety features like sidewalks, signalized intersections, accessible pedestrian signals, proper curb ramp placement and tactile warning fields all come with significant costs.… Continue Reading Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

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Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

  Suppose there’s an intersection in your town where drivers are often inattentive to pedestrians and don’t slow down even when someone obviously wants to cross the street. As a person living with vision loss, you don’t feel safe walking there, and feel forced to look for a different route. Your local transportation commission could… Continue Reading Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

A guide dog in harness standing on a bridge with his human partner

Caution: Dog at Work

Katherine Corbett just wants people to leave her guide dog alone. “I would prefer for people to pretend that my dog is invisible,” Katherine says. “Honestly, the best compliment you can give a guide dog user is, ‘Oh, wow, I didn’t even notice you have a dog!’” Katherine has been blind since shortly after birth.… Continue Reading Caution: Dog at Work

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A sign reading "push button to turn on warning lights" mounted above a button on a street light.

Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

“Great idea, but we just don’t have the money.” It’s a refrain that’s painfully familiar to every advocate who deals with policymakers at any level of government. Pedestrian safety is a prime example. Safety features like sidewalks, signalized intersections, accessible pedestrian signals, proper curb ramp placement and tactile warning fields all come with significant costs.… Continue Reading Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

A hand holding a megaphone

Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

  Suppose there’s an intersection in your town where drivers are often inattentive to pedestrians and don’t slow down even when someone obviously wants to cross the street. As a person living with vision loss, you don’t feel safe walking there, and feel forced to look for a different route. Your local transportation commission could… Continue Reading Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

A guide dog in harness standing on a bridge with his human partner

Caution: Dog at Work

Katherine Corbett just wants people to leave her guide dog alone. “I would prefer for people to pretend that my dog is invisible,” Katherine says. “Honestly, the best compliment you can give a guide dog user is, ‘Oh, wow, I didn’t even notice you have a dog!’” Katherine has been blind since shortly after birth.… Continue Reading Caution: Dog at Work