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Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative Webinar: Understanding the Travel Needs of People with Disabilities

  • Date: March 3, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. EST
  • Location: Webinar Only using Adobe Connect
  • Register online

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) needs your help and expertise to identify user needs and challenges faced by travelers with disabilities to develop transformative technology solutions.

Background

  • The USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) conducts research to improve the mobility of travelers with disabilities through the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and other advanced technologies.
  • ATTRI is a USDOT joint program and research initiative co‐led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, and other federal agencies. 
  • ATTRI’s mission is to enhance the mobility of travelers with disabilities by providing the capability to reliably, safely, and independently plan and execute travel. ATTRI will develop transformative technological solutions removing barriers to transportation arising from a range of disability types: visual, hearing, cognitive, and mobility.

We invite you to participate in this research initiative by attending the user needs webinar. The interactive webinar will walk participants through several scenarios to gather responses and feedback. Background materials will be provided on the registration site.

Target Audience

The target audience is people with disabilities; caregivers; advocates; transportation system managers; state, local, and federal government officials; academia; and any other individuals involved with technology and mobility needs for people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this webinar for all participants. If you need assistance, alternative formats or services, please contact: Suzie Edrington of Texas A&M Transportation Institute:

Please share this webinar invitation with your colleagues.

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