Thursday, August 03, 2006

Visually impaired man wants changes at Sky Train stations

A volunteer with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind says there needs to be safety improvements on SkyTrain. Rob Sleath, who lost his vision in 1992, was behind the push to put those tactile warning strips at the stations. He also wants way-finding tiles, which will help direct blind people to the exits.

Sleath made 40 recommendations to SkyTrain in 2003, but so far only the tactile warning strips have been installed. A visually-impaired man fell on the tracks at the 29th Avenue Station and was almost run over by a train Monday night.


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