Individuals with sufficient visual acuity may take their sense of sight for granted, especially when it comes to completing daily tasks like walking outside to get the mail or trying to cross the street.
This video offers a closer look at the methods that blind individuals utilize in order to cross busy intersections unassisted. Many crosswalks or intersections utilize auditory alarms that make a tone or sound indicating when it is safe to cross the street. In the event that an auditory warning system is not in place, most visually impaired individuals rely on listening for the sound of parallel traffic. Learn how tactile warning systems enable visually impaired individuals to cross the street more easily in this full clip.
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