New Webinar: Partnering for Engagement: Accessibility of Public Spaces
July 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 11:00 a.m. Pacific
About the Webinar
New technology and emerging trends in transportation pose unique challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and for any who wish to ensure that our public spaces and transportation networks are available and accessible to all. While autonomous vehicles may offer new opportunities for people with disabilities, they need to be managed properly and developed with people with disabilities in mind to ensure that they’re accessible. While trends like micromobility and mobility as a service offer opportunities for reimagining public space, people with disabilities need to be at the table and part of any decision-making process to be sure that the changing landscape does not exclude them. This webinar will explore human-centered mobility and how it applies specifically to people with disabilities, featuring national experts on accessibility and public space. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkable communities.
Attendees of the webinar will:
- Learn how new technology and emerging trends in mobility could change the landscape regarding accessibility for people with disabilities, offering new opportunities but also significant challenges.
- Explore the importance of ensuring that all communities and stakeholders include people with disabilities in decision-making processes regarding policies and practices regarding emerging mobility technologies and trends.
- Discuss how local communities can best manage public space and transportation networks to ensure maximum accessibility and accommodation for people with disabilities.