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Re PatR: The priority seating signs already read:
"Federal law requires that these seats be available to persons with disabilities and seniors."
That's already fairly strong wording. I don't believe a slight change in wording would change behaviors.

By and large, I do like the other ideas you offer, though I disagree with the initial premise that this change of wording wouldn't help. I see "federal law requires that you etc etc" and I think of the FBI warnings on videotapes: just a load of unenforced blah. "You are required" sends a much more direct message to the reader and would hopefully generate more social pressure.

I don't know, I feel like the best solution here might be a mix of improved signage with more direct wording, and brightly colored seats as you suggested. I'm not sure about adding a "wheelchair + seniors icon" onto the seats, mainly because that could reinforce stereotypes about what constitutes a disability.

by John on Aug 31, 2016 7:28 am • linkreport

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