Division on Visual Impairments


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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 5 As a whole, it appeared that many schools were just too self-contained to feel the need for such technology on their campuses. It was interesting to note that some schools even refrained from using such signals because the students on campus who would seemingly benefit the most from them did not want them. Is this because they feel like this would make them stand out in a negative way, or do they just not find such a technology useful? Further research into this area will look at the presence of the signals on public university campuses, the cost of installing such a signal on a university campus, as well as talking to individuals with visual impairments about their personal convictions regarding this technology. References Mackenstadt, G. (1983). Audible street signals are barriers to the blind. Future Reflections, 2 (3). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr02/Issue3/f020305.html 30

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