Technology Solutions to Facilitate ADA Travelers

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enacted in 1990 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. In the airport environment, the Federal Aviation Administration defines the rights to aviation access and other civil rights policies and regulations affecting airports. The airport industry has adopted specific design codes to accommodate employees and travelers with disabilities including general architectural guidelines and specific codes adapted for transportation facilities. Airports generally want to make their facilities friendlier. Yet, airports need guidance and better understanding of the potential uses of technology, business practices, and partnerships with stakeholders to address the ADA traveler's needs. The objective of this research project is to provide guidance to airports on the availability and practical uses of technology to facilitate the ADA traveler through the airport.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-31

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20150731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40166

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572154
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-31
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM