Future of Transport: Addressing the Barriers through Innovative Solutions with the TRIPS Project – Part II

Online seminar on occasion of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, #GAAD21
20 May 2021
organized by AAATE, supported by the TRIPS consortium

TRIPS is a 3-year European project that proposes to a co-design approach that allows people, disabled by inaccessible environments, to take the leading role in designing accessible and useable transport systems. By focusing on the experience and needs of disabled people, we aim to directly address a wide variety of barriers in current urban transport systems. This includes also barriers due to for example age, health, or language.

Our programme includes the presentation of first results of the TRIPS project, such as the Mobility Divide Index, reports from the co-design workshops, lessons learned and policy recommendations.

Join our online discussion with TRIPS project partners and policy makers to discuss next steps in making the future public transport in Europe and beyond, accessible and inclusive for all.


15:30 – 15:40: Welcome and concise presentation of TRIPS – Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf (AAATE)
15:40 – 15:50: The Mobility Divide Index – Cino Repetto, T-Bridge
15:50 – 16:05: Report from the co-design workshops: ideas for change and barriers to change – David Banes, David Banes Access & Inclusion Services
16:05 – 16:15: Perspectives of people with disabilities – lessons learned from co-design workshops and how to take it further from a policy perspective
16:15 – 16:25: Policy recommendations – Tally Hatzakis, Trilateral Research
16:25 – 16:50: Panel discussion: Marco Lombardo (City of Bologna), Katerina Mavrou (AAATE), Laura Alčiauskaitė (ENIL)
16:50 – 17:00: Conclusion and closing words

Please register to the seminar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeilggFVMrNOBXA82QBhF8VER5oMffhQnY4RMt-3crR-6rfcw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Part I of the event is being held on 5 May on the occasion of the European Independent Living Day and is looking at the end-user perspective on accessible public transport: https://aaate.net/2021/04/17/future-of-transport-addressing-the-barriers-through-innovative-solutions-with-the-trips-project-part-i/

Follow the discussions around:
• #TRIPS #accessibletransport #publictransport #mobility #accessibility #EAA #assistivetechnology
• #ThisIsHowWeMove
• #GAAD21, #GAAD2021, #GAAD

And connect with us: @eu_trips, @AAATE_net, @ENIL_EU

About TRIPS:
The ambition of the TRIPS project is to make public transport more accessible for persons with disabilities, elderly voyagers and really everyone. We want to address barriers commonly faced by users with and without disabilities in public transport and implement steps to avoid barriers of any sort in urban transport.
More information: https://trips-project.eu/

About AAATE:
The AAATE is the interdisciplinary pan-European association devoted to all aspects of assistive technology, such as use, research, development, manufacture, supply, provision and policy. Over 250 members from all over Europe and throughout the world currently take part in the AAATE.