Analysis of the Non-Driving Mobility Needs of People with Disabilities

People with disabilities face a variety of challenges in navigating the built environment in their everyday lives. These include people with physical impairments ranging from chronic pain to the use of wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices as well as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Down’s syndrome. For both groups, including the many individuals that fall into both categories, there is a need for solutions to assist their movement through the world. This assistance may take one or more of several forms, such as navigational aids, personalized route selection, and/or methods of information presentation. The goal of this project is to conduct a thorough analysis of the transportation-related needs of people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The proposed project will be related to the ongoing CATM-funded project “Vulnerable Road User Mobility Assistance Platform” (VRU-MAP), which is focused on the development of a platform and application to support the mobility needs of people with physical disabilities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $46668
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility

      North Carolina A&T State University
      1601 E. Market Street
      Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

      3500 Transportation Research Plaza
      Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Owens, Justin

    • Start Date: 20180303
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01664241
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747125
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 26 2018 3:01PM