Accessible and Barrier-Free Mobility Workshop
Join ITS America, the Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), and AARP on March 25th, 2021 for a virtual workshop in which they will release research on barrier-free mobility which, for the first time, incorporates accessible vehicle design with digital and physical infrastructure to look at the entire trip process for travelers. An accessible and barrier-free vehicle has been a commonly cited need across America, and this research shows that building vehicles and infrastructure that meet the needs of 85% of the public is feasible and attainable. Many of the findings also suggest applying common functionality and design language to other vehicles in the mobility mix, such as buses and streetcars, will lead to a more holistic approach to mobility and better serve people of all abilities.
The session will overview the research findings before delving into a workshop in which participants can engage with each other and discuss the research findings.