From the mailbag:
Transportation is seeing all kinds of disruptive transformation. Ridesharing, electric cars and automated vehicles are only a few examples. While all these innovative technological advances will hopefully have a positive impact within our communities, the needs of pedestrians who are blind must not be left to chance.
The CNIB Foundation in partnership with a leading Canadian university and a long serving researcher in the field of blindness, with partial funding from the Government of Canada – Transport Canada – , is undertaking a study to identify possible mitigation strategies so that connected autonomous vehicles do not further marginalize pedestrians who are blind.
We are inviting our colleagues throughout the world to share their views via an online survey. The survey can be accessed here<https://cnib.ca/en/support-usadvocate/transportation?region=ab>, along with an overview of the project.
The survey will close at the end of April 2019.
Please share widely and encourage anyone with sight loss or who is blind to take a few minutes to complete the survey. The final report which will consolidate our findings will be available mid to late July 2019.
Thank you in advance for taking time to share your views via the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Lui Greco at firstname.lastname@example.org