The Accessible Pedestrian System is an audible and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed to make street crossing safer for individuals who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or who have low vision. The system consists of a driver unit and a push button unit. The driver unit provides all the necessary electronics to drive an audio tactile transducer, located in the push button unit, which creates audible and tactile walk and don't walk signals. The audible output of the push button has three
These All Terrain Walkeroos are designed for individuals who use walkers to get around. The Walkaroos are supportive tips for walkers. They glide and move smoothly across carpet and floors while offering stability. Easy to install: remove old cap, put Walkaroo on and twist in place to secure. Comes in sets of 2. Designed not to catch on or mark flooring. Made of high density polyethylene. Non-porous material decreases chance of spreading harmful germs. Comes in a set of 2.
The APS-10 is an audible pedestrian signal designed to aid pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in crossing streets safely. When connected to existing pedestrian signals, it produces separate and distinctive electronic bird chirping sounds for both north/south and east/west crossings. It has a universal mount and is easily installed on any existing pedestrian signal. The sound output of this audible pedestrian signal is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter, with sound output automatically switc
Audiam OS and Audiam FS are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Audiam OS is an audible signal designed to help pedestrians who are blind or who have low vision to locate the traffic signal request box. It gives off a ticking sound, which can be heard five meters from the traffic signal mast. The Audiam FS provides an acoustic signal to indicate when the green (go) signal is on, and to guide pedestrians who are blind or who have low visio
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with limited strength to raise and lower awnings on the windows of a home. The western windows of the home were fitted with two-meter wide canvas awnings with steel fittings. The block-and-tackle system for raising and lowering the awnings was created using three-strand nylon anchor rope and stainless steel pulleys, all purchased from a boat shop. The lower pulley is fastened securely to an eyelet mounted on the brick wall of the h
The Berlin Button is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or who have low vision or mobility disabilities. The button can be fitted to all traffic lights, including retrofits. The button has a large surface and is touch sensitive. Available features include extension of the green phase for pedestrians with mobility disabilities; audible signals for visually impaired pedestrians; tactile signaling through a vibration module for pedestrians
BumbleBee Pedestrian Buttons are pedestrian signal control switches designed for use as crosswalk control switches by pedestrians with physical disabilities or low vision. These switches are large and easy to push, with high visual contrast between the button and its mount. These switches operate through magnetic actuation, and have no sensitive electronics, no mechanical parts to wear out, and no exposed parts to ice up. They are self-powered and do not depend on controller input or other devic
Campbell ADA Compliant Pedestrian Push Buttons are audible pedestrian control switches designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Controls include a large round button in a round or rectangular mounting plate of stainless steel, aluminum, or PVC plastic. An audible tone and LED visual signal are momentarily activated when the button is pressed. Available switches include pressure sensitive solid state (model 4 EVR 120), typical movement solid state (model 700, 800, and 900
ConvertaStep is an incline platform lift that is designed for use by individuals with limited mobility and require assistance to navigate stairs. The ConvertaStep is constructed of heavy, weather-coated steel that can lift up to 750 pounds. Its smooth lift raises in 8 to 15 seconds and is 31 inches wide to accommodate most chairs and other mobility devices.
It is designed to be inconspicuous to the eye and blends easily with any home decor. The small, cost-effective lift comes in 3 sizes and is
DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: The DIY Wheelchair Rain Poncho allows users in wheelchairs to enjoy outdoor activities, even when raining. The poncho not only covers the user, but the chair as well (without touching the ground). TITLE: Wheelchair Rain Poncho Tutorial
The DS100 Series Audible Pedestrian Signal is designed to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This audible pedestrian signal (APS) features up to four Walk "Cuckoo" & "Peep" sound and Dynamic Proportional Volume Compensation that monitors the ambient noise level and adjusts output to ensure the audibility of the signal. Volume is normally preset to 5 decibels (dB) above ambient noise. Another feature, Sound Inhibit, allows the audible signal to be disab
The Enlightened Pedestrian Pushbutton Crosswalk Signal is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for use in crosswalks with signals that change by pedestrian request. The system includes a Superbrite LED that lights when the user presses the system's pedestrian push button to request a crosswalk signal. By lighting when the pedestrian presses the button to place a crossing request, then going off when the walk cycle is initiated, the Superbrite LED provides important information to the user
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To lock the entry gate to a yard in position to provide support for an individual with post-polio syndrome as she negotiated the entry steps. A brace was made to hold the gate open at a 45-degree angle. The brace consists of a metal stay bar attached to a ring fitted into the side brick wall at one end and a short piece bent at a right anfle at the other end. The bent piece fits into a slot drilled into the back of the gate's top bar to lock the gate in position. When
This Height Adjustable Carabiner Chain for Swing is a carabiner hardware attachment for people with disabilities to hold their swings. Raise and lower any swing with this carabiner. Use with wooden swing set or indoor ceiling suspension swing. Carabiners, like all hardware, should be checked before each use for wear. Features 2 carabiners and 2 long swing chains. Use one swing chain for single point suspension and the set for 2-point suspension outdoor or indoor swings. Sold in a set of two. Hol
This Lightweight Half Step is designed for persons with limited lower body mobility or anyone with walking disabilities. It is for those who find going up or down steps challenging. The Lightweight Half Step is designed to reduce the step height for older and for disabled people. It can be used indoors or outdoors. Made from durable recycled heavy duty plastic. Stable in sunlight and freezing conditions. Top of step has a cross hatch design providing a textured, nonslip service. Can be leveled b
The Navigator Accessible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a control unit, a sign, and a control panel featuring a vibro-tactile, ADA-compliant push button and a raised directional arrow that can be pointed in any of four directions to indicate the street. When the button is pushed, an audible "tick" sound is heard, tactile feedback is given, and a red light emitting diode (LED) light turns on and s
The Pedestrian Push Button is a pedestrian signal control switch designed to be used at pedestrian crossings and other locations by individuals with fine motor disabilities or low vision. This solid-state Piezo switch is protected against moisture and has a rated life in the tens of millions of activations (20 million minimum). The buttonswitch cannot get jammed or stuck in the "on" position. It has a polycarbonate outer body surrounding the button, and a button cap made of polycarbonate or stai
Prisma TS Acoustic Pedestrian Signals are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These audible pedestrian signals have ten distinct sounds that can be used to indicate different walking directions. The sounds are produced by a speaker and include a variety of digitally recorded clicks, knocks, and beeps. The volume is automatically adjusted to the ambient noise level, within a range of 55 to 83 decibels. On the top of the housing of the units
The Relume LED Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit, a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with pulse mode operation. A walking figure represents "walk" and a hand represents "don't walk." The display is dimme
The Shelter - Open Front is a wheelchair- accessible shelter designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This prefabricated shelter has a bench and backrest along its back wall, and provides protection from rain, wind, and snow at bus stops or other outdoor locations. The shelter has a framework made from anodized aluminum tubing, with clear tempered safety glass walls and an acrylic dome roof. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 7 feet x 7.5 feet x 2 feet, 8 inches (model
The Shelter with Front Wind Shield and One Opening is a wheelchair-accessible shelter designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This prefabricated shelter provides protection from rain, wind, and snow at bus stops or other outdoor locations, with space for a wheelchair to enter and remain covered. It also includes a bench and backrest along its back wall. The shelter has a framework made from anodized aluminum tubing, with clear tempered safety glass walls
The Shelter with Front Wind Shield and Two Openings is a wheelchair-accessible shelter designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This prefabricated shelter provides protection from rain, wind, and snow at bus stops or other outdoor locations, with space for a wheelchair to enter and remain covered. It also includes a bench and backrest along its back wall. The shelter has a framework made from anodized aluminum tubing, with clear tempered safety glass wall
The SmartWalk 1400 and SmartWalk 1800 are pedestrian traffic sensors designed to provide hands-free activation or extension of walk signals for people with vision or mobility disabilities. The SmartWalk 1400 uses microprocessor analyzed Doppler mictowave micro-motion technology to determine when a pedestrian is in the detection pattern at curbside for a sufficient length of time to warrant the walk signal being activated. The walk signal is automatically activated without the pedestrian having t
Sonalert Crosswalk Audible Signal Devices are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Model VSB-110-1 produces a cuckoo sound at 800 and 1200 Hertz (Hz), which repeats every 1.5 seconds. It is intended for use on north-south crosswalks. Model VSB-110-2 produces a chirp at 2000 Hz, which repeats every one second, and is intended for use on east-west crosswalks. POWER: Uses 110/120 volts alternating current (AC). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.6 x 4 x 1.
Talking Signs are voice output signs and pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Talking Signs transmit voice messages with orientation information through an infrared wireless communications system. The system consists of short audio signals sent by invisible infrared light beams from permanently installed transmitters to a hand-held receiver that decodes the signal and delivers the voice message through its speaker or headset. The signals are direct
The BullDog is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for individuals with arthritis or neuromuscular disabilities, or who are blind or have low vision. It is a pressure-activated, non-moving switch designed so that it cannot be jammed, cannot be super-glued shut, or made to stick in the "on" position. It is resistant to flame and ice, and it can withstand severe impacts from baseball bats, hockey sticks, skateboards, and hammers. When it is pressed it provides both a two- tone audible bee
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with post-polio syndrome who uses a wheelchair to open the childproof gates in a retirement village. A tool was constructed of a long piece of aluminum tube and a piece of aluminum sheet. A bicycle handgrip was added to one end of the tube and a shaped piece of aluminum sheet was rivited to the other end. The aluminum sheet has a U-shaped cutout that fits around the lock pin and enables the user to lift the pin. TITLE: Retirement Projects. JOUR
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with multiple sclerosis to open childproof gates to wetlands and shopping districts. The gates were required by law for safety have a pin mounted on the top of the gatepost. The pin has to be lifted as the gate is opened, operations which are not manageable for an individual using a wheelchair. The first step was to create a device to assist in lifting the button for the pin. A barbecue fork was adapted for this purpose by forming a sausage-sha
The Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit is a voice output and vibrating electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This remote receiver works with two voice output and vibrating pedestrian signals, the Relume LED Pedestrian Signal and LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal (see separate entries). When the pedestrian signal displays a Walk message, this unit speaks the words "Proceed with caution" and provides a continuous low frequency vibration.
The Wheelchair Accessible Fire Ring, model PUP600H, is a fire ring designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This wheelchair accessible ring is designed to safely enclose a cooking fire when anchored in place in a park environment. Its cooking surface hinges back to allow for unobstructed campfires. The ring is double walled and and has cool grip handles. The ring is made of 7-gauge rust-resistant steel with a non-toxic powder coated finish. DIMENSIONS: 18 inches high x 30 inches in d
The Wilcox Audible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This signal produces a cuckoo sound when pedestrians can cross north/south, and a peep-peep sound when pedestrians can cross east-west. Its sound output is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter. This audible pedestrian signal operates in a temperature range of minus 35 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity range of five to 95 percent relative humidity. POWER: Uses 115 volts
The Wireless Mail Chime, model 1200, is a mailbox signal designed for use by individuals with mobility, hearing, or vision disabilities, or seniors. The unit notifies the users when mail has been delivered and comprises a sensor which is mounted on the mailbox door with the included double-sided tape and a receiver. When the mailbox door is opened, the Mail Chime will beep four times and a bright red LED light will light on the receiver. The unit is equipped with a volume control, works for a di