Views of people with disabilities on future mobility

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Tally Hatzakis
- Senior Research Analyst

Date: 10 June 2021

Trilateral Research is delighted to announce the release of the TRIPS White Paper “Views of people with disabilities on future mobility”, where we present disabled users’ mobility needs and challenges, and initial attitudes towards future mobility solutions and associated technologies.

Today’s transport systems remain largely inaccessible for people with disabilities. Inaccessible transport due to sensory, mobility or cognitive challenges compromises disabled people’s quality of life by restricting their equal access to important services, socialisation opportunities, job opportunities, education and capacity for independent living.

The TRIPS project promotes a co-design approach that allows people with disabilities to take a leading role in transport innovation. Within this context, Trilateral Research collaborates with disabled users to gain a thorough understanding of users’ divergent needs with respect to mobility and their attitudes towards future mobility solutions.

Trilateral Research has developed a White Paper outlining the results of a survey we conducted with more than 500 disabled users across 21 EU members states and provides a glimpse into disabled users’ requirements and recommendations for designing future mobility solutions that will be accessible, safe, and enjoyed by everyone.

This report also offers their high-level design directions, and our collective policy and industry recommendations for consideration. Our ambition is to engage all those in the wider ecosystem that can effect positive social change.

We are working on promoting the co-signing of a memorandum of understanding containing commonly agreed innovation priorities that promote practical win-win solutions for users and the transport ecosystem and joint policy recommendations that can lift institutional barriers to make change happen.

For more information on the development of our work in this area please contact our team.

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