Accessible Urban Public Transport: Still a long way to go?

Workshop on standardization activities in the design of inclusive transport

AAATE’s Special Interest Group on Standardization and the European project TRIPS organize an online workshop that will be held in the framework of the ICCHP 2020 conference to be held between 9-11 September (exact date of workshop to be decided).

Standardisation, if done well, is an important opportunity for fostering social equality. This workshop will look into standardisation activities addressing urban transport mobility for all. The assessment of existing standards and the design of new ones in the field of inclusive digital mobility solutions should be high on the agenda of the AT community.

Accessible environments and assistive technologies (AT) play a vital role for persons with disabilities and the elderly in order to provide access to and to facilitate the use of public transportation thus enhancing in- and outdoor mobility, socialization opportunities (relatives, friends, caregivers), empowering access to employment and education opportunities, that is to say participation in all aspects of life. Involving persons with disabilities and AT experts in the design and implementation of inclusive digital mobility solutions has proven beneficial for all service users, as well as for the sustainable development of entire transportation systems.

The TRIPS project, funded by the European Commission, aims to involve citizens to actively participate in the design of innovative solutions based on digital technologies. In addressing this challenge, existing and new standards have their say as social determinants and technological interventions by means of practical steps.

Topics to be presented and discussed:

  • The role of end user involvement in the standardization of AT system/tool design
  • Relevant standards and standardization processes
  • Case studies: Strategies/policies of selected cities for accessible urban transport
  • Legal and social issues: Privacy, data security, intellectual property rights (IPR), corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Target audience

Transportation users and providers, AT experts, experts in standardization as well as members of the diverse AT community are invited to join us actively, exchange ideas, experiences and share knowledge in an online environment.

THE WORKSHOP’S PROGRAMME IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE STILL WELCOMED!

Areas of standardization that will be addressed include:

  • Standards related to accessible urban public transport (smart city, smart home, usability and DfA, etc).
  • Standards related to alternative sensory modalities (sending input to or receiving output from an ICT device or service by end users)
  • Standards related to interhuman communication (incl. ICT assisted communication) and communication content: communication modalities, representation vs. presentation, accessibility, copyright, open content, open symbols, metadata standards, new translation/interpretation/conversion services, etc.

In case you are interested, please contact Christian Galinski at: christian.galinski@chello.at

Promoters: Christian Galinski, Klaus Miesenberger, Klaus Hoeckner, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf

The workshop is organized and sponsored by the AAATE SIG on standards in collaboration with the TRIPS consortium partners. Participation is free of charge, but registration is requested.

To register, please use the ICCHP conference registration facility and choose the free relevant “service”. You will be requested to create an account but it is free of charge.

https://www.icchp.org/

Implementation and innovation in the area of independent mobility through digital technologies

A Special Thematic Session of the ICCHP Conference organised by David Banes and the TRIPS project consortium

Independent mobility is often cited requirement of people with a disability in seeking to increase opportunities to have full access to education, employment and daily living. Recent innovations in both assistive and accessible technologies suggest new ways in which navigation, orientation and wayfinding can be made accessible for people with a wide variety of needs including those with cognitive, sensory, physical impairments and the elderly.

Insight and examples of the impact of emerging technologies including the use of location-based technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented, mixed and virtual reality solutions offer opportunities for increasingly personalised, adaptive and natural interfaces for access methods including speech, audio, gestural and haptic approaches.

Such innovation requires appropriate service and training to be implemented across age need and context
This STS aims at discussing recent achievements in the area of independent mobility through digital technologies with a particular focus upon the technologies, forms of access and associated services to support implementation, replication and localisation. This STS is expected to share experiences amongst researchers from diverse perspectives and to consolidate domain-specific knowledge.

The workshop is sponsored by AAATE in collaboration with the TRIPS consortium partners. Participation is for that reason free of charge, but registration is required.

To register, please use the ICCHP conference registration facility and choose the free relevant “service”. You will be requested to create an account but it is free of charge.

https://www.icchp.org/