City of Fresno Educates The Visually Impaired On Intersection Safety And Design

The City of Fresno together with Visiontech Solutions are hosting a workshop for Fresno area visually impaired students to educate and inform them about street intersection design in the City of Fresno.

The workshop will be held on August 7, 2007 at Visiontech Solutions located at 6465 N. Blackstone Avenue between Herndon and Sierra Avenues at 2:30 p.m.

City Traffic Engineer, Bryan Jones together with City of Fresno ADA Coordinator, Elizabeth Kunz and an Orientation and Mobility Specialist will be meeting with students to educate and answer questions about specialized intersection design features. Topics to be discussed are:

What actually occurs when you push the pedestrian push button;

How are decisions made about the timing for traffic lights and design of intersections;

How much time is available to cross the intersection safely.

A prototype of a working traffic signal will be available for students to touch and examine up close. This gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the apparatus while providing a better understanding of the safety factors involved when crossing an intersection on City streets.

For more information regarding the Visiontech Solutions Technology Workshop contact Karen Loomis, Director Educational Solutions at (559) 444-0544.

Note: This release is for media purposes only and not an invitation for the community at large as the Workshop is already filled to capacity.

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Lance Cardoza, Media Representative (559) 440-6688

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