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Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Currently in the U.S., APS are typically installed upon request along a specific route of travel for a particular individual, or group of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

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What is an APS?

Accessible Pedestrian Signal — a device that communicates information about pedestrian timing in nonvisual format such as audible tones, verbal messages, and/or vibrating surfaces (MUTCD, Section 4A.02).

Accessible Pedestrian Signal — A device that communicates information about the WALK phase in audible and vibrotactile formats (Draft PROWAG, R105.5).

How can an example as APS inspire a more accessible and holistic voting experience through nonvisual formats?

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