Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) State of the Practice, Innovation, and Assessment of Research Webinar

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM EST
Presenters: Speakers will include representatives from USDOT, NIDILRR, and Carnegie Mellon University

Webinar Details:
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a free public webinar to review the recently completed State of the Practice and Innovation scan reports as well as the Assessment of Relevant Research document for the USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI). The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC-APT), funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), will share the results of the State of Practice Scan, Innovation Scan, and Assessment of Relevant Research documents, using specific examples from accessible transportation or related fields of how the relevant methods, practices and technologies can meet the needs of transportation users of all abilities. The Assessment of Relevant Research includes recommendations regarding key opportunities on emerging technologies relative to accessible transportation. The USDOT will also provide a brief update on the status of the overall ATTRI program and next steps.

This webinar is being sponsored by the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) in cooperation with NIDILRR.

Background Information:
The USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) conducts research to improve the mobility of travelers with disabilities through the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and other advanced technologies. ATTRI is a USDOT joint program and research initiative led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and other federal partners. For more information on ATTRI, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov/attri/

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