Monday, June 06, 2005

Bilingual road signs pass test

Hummm, do the accidents count? ...

"Bilingual road signs are just as easy to read as monolingual ones, as long as the words are laid out clearly, according to new Canadian research.

But the findings also imply an increased risk of accidents if the languages on signs are not easy to distinguish as drivers approach.

Psychologists were commissioned to carry out laboratory tests three months ago by the government of Ontario, which will soon introduce bilingual signs for variable messages such as warnings of queues, accidents or lane closures."   continued ...   (Via icWales)

Bilingual Roadsign - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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