TRansport Innovation for disabled People needs Satisfaction – TRIPS celebrating GAAD

MEDIA RELEASE Linz, 2 May 2022: In time with the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 19 May, the TRIPS project consortium is organising the three-part “No Passenger Left Behind” webinar series. Accessible public transport is a crucial element to facilitate independent living – no matter if you are a person with a disability, a […]

TRIPS webinar on the importance of accessible transport post-Covid

Due to travel restrictions and home confinement, a hybrid model of work and learning emerged in many countries, which allowed or sometimes forced many people to work or learn from home. While the facilitation of working and studying from home and remotely has long been a request from the disability community for easier integration in […]

One project, three webinars and the high ambition of making urban public transport accessible

Three webinars – 5 May, 10 May and 23 June – to look at accessible transport with public transport providers, policy makers and travelers with disabilities. A call for action to make accessibility a core objective of upcoming infrastructure investments, in particular in public urban transport. A sharing of co-design solutions currently trialed in seven […]

Taking a French bus with an Austrian smart wheelchair, guided by a German app as Greek tourist – can that work?

Insights from the TRIPS project’s September workshop We know by now that the numbers are impressive: around 10-15% of the population are considered having a disability and inaccessible transport systems effectively limit their equal access to important services, job opportunities, education, overall lifestyle choices and capacity for independent living. The TRIPS project therefore aims at […]

A New Approach to Designing Transport Systems Free of Mobility Barriers – Interview with ENIL about the TRIPS project

Public transport is a key element in facilitating personal mobility and independent living – both enshrined in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD)[1] – but only if the public transport systems are accessible. The TRIPS project therefore works on a co-design approach that allows people, disabled by inaccessible environments, […]