Module C - Slide 3


When we say Accessible Pedestrian Signals or APS, we are not talking about the typical older style APS (loud overhead cuckoo-chirp or cuckoo-cheep audible signals) that have been installed in the US in the past. That's not what's is now in Draft PROWAG or in the new MUTCD requirements for APS functioning. While other types of APS have been installed in the US in the past, they don't provide benefits of pushbutton-integrated devices and are no longer recommended. These include pedhead-mounted (with cuckoo/chirp sounds or others), vibrotactile-only devices, and receiver-based devices.

Photo: APS device with arrow on pushbutton and indicator light on device