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The Mass Transit Needs Of A Non-driving Disabled Population

  • Author(s): Golledge, Reginald G.
  • Costanzo, C. Michael
  • Marston, James R.
  • et al.

This paper examines further characteristics of the activity patterns of blind and vision impaired non-driving populations previously discussed in PATH Database Reference No. The report begins with an exploration of the activity patterns of blind or vision impaired people, followed by an evaluation of the impact of non-driving on employability and movement potential of the disabled non-driving group. The results of a survey of blind and vision impaired users of public transit facilities are then examined. Travel behavior characteristics and travel modes are studied. Possible assistive technologies to aid in making travel decision and undertaking travel are discussed.

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