study at Raymond light rail station

Janet Dickelman

Below is the information I mentioned at today’s meeting for the study at the Raymond light rail station near SSB. Please let me know if you are interested.

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I am writing in a professional capacity relating to a research project that I think you may have heard about from Ken Rodgers. We are looking for participants for a blindness wayfinding pilot study that is scheduled to take place in Saint Paul on November 4th.


This pilot study is designed to test a navigation technology solution by ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps, and is done in partnership with Metro Transit and collaborators at the University of Maine. This solution is specifically intended to support blind pedestrian orientation and navigation when transferring between bus and light rail systems and we want to get your input and feedback to help improve the system.



We estimate that the study will take approximately 2 hours of your time, which will include 30 minutes of initial review of the routes (done from home whenever you find convenient in the days before the actual study), and 90 minutes during the study which will involve walking several short routes using the system and discussion with you before and after this navigation. This is a paid experiment and you will receive a $100 Amazon gift card for your participation in the study, as well as $25 in cash to help offset your travel costs to and from the study site in St. Paul.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this study and if so, what times you could be available to  start on Thurs Nov. 4 or the morning of Fri Nov 5 if necessary.

Thanks in advance, we look forward to your input!


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