The Pedestrians for Accessible and Safe Streets (PASS) Coalition was founded by eleven organizations that represent people from across the disability spectrum - most of which focus on the needs of blind and visually impaired people in New York City. This coalition was established in order to ensure that ALL of New York City’s streets are fully accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired, whether they are residents or visitors to the city. †PASS currently is allied with over two dozen organizations.
Dr. Karen Gourgey (karen.gourgey [at] baruch.cuny.edu)
Membership and correspondence:
Ms. Ellen Ruben (ellenr5 [at] verizon.net)
Technical and mobility specialist:
Ms. Annalyn Courtney-Barbier (acourtneyb [at] aol.com)
Partial list of PASS associates
- American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc.
- Bronx Independent living services
- The Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc.
- The Greater New York Council of the Blind (GNYCOB)
- Guide Dog Users of New York (GDUNY)
- Harlem Independent Living Center,Inc.
- Hunter College RT/O&M Masterís Degree Program
- Lighthouse International
- Metropolitan Council of Low Vision Individuals
- New York Association of Guide Dog Users (NYAGDU)
- New York City Chapter, National Federation of the Blind
- The National Association for Parents of Children with VI
- The National Federation of the Blind of New York State, Inc.
- New York State Association for Education and Rehabilitation (NYSAER)
- New York Vision Rehabilitation Association (NYVRA)
- Parents of Blind Children of New York
- Visions Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired