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Investigating travel behavior of nondriving blind and vision impaired people: The role of public transit


Our purpose is to explore the travel behavior of blind or vision impaired people, focusing in particular on travel by bus. We differentiate the sample depending on the availability of a household car. We examine perceptions of and attitudes toward existing transit and various transit characteristics, highlighting features that seem to be frustrating or difficult. Finally, we have traveler evaluate the potential usefulness of various assistive devices, including electronic information that gives navigational assistance. 

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