Understanding Transportation Challenges for People With Disabilities in NYC - A11yNYC Meetup - Jun 5 2018 SLIDES: http://bit.ly/a11y-June2018 TRANSCRIPT: http://isoc-ny.org/a11ynyc/a11ynyc_jun2018.txt Survey after survey shows that transportation poses a challenge for people with disabilities that directly affects their ability to access higher education and employment, but few get into the specific barriers that people face or how they overcome them. At the same time, generalized travel and time-use surveys tend to exclude disability as a demographic variable, or reduce the question of disability to a yes or no question. Researchers in different fields have been making use of GPS and other mobile apps to conduct research, but many spend a lot of time and money to develop their own mobile apps. Frustrated by a lack of data and challenged to find a way to collect travel data with mobile technology on the cheap, Jessica decided to develop her own research protocol. OurMobility.org uses Google Maps and a free survey app called PACO to collect objective and subjective information about travel behaviors and experiences. The goals are to learn about the obstacles and delays New Yorkers face while they're in transit, learn about disability-specific challenges, and compare the challenges people with and without disabilities face and how they deal with those challenges. She will talk briefly about her background, share results for the pilot phase of Our Mobility, and discuss the future of accessible transportation in New York City. Presenter Bio: Jessica Murray is a doctoral student in developmental psychology and a fellow for the Futures Initiative at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She earned a BFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and worked as a graphic designer in a variety of media in Dallas, TX, and in New York City. During this time, she developed interests in interpersonal work relationships and the interplay of work and home environments with a keen interest in commuting and transportation. While enrolled as a Masters student at The Graduate Center, her interests changed to reflect her growing awareness of obstacles that impact independent mobility for people with disabilities. Her thesis was titled, Work-Life Experiences for People with Mobility Disabilities Living in New York City, and examined structural and environmental issues affecting daily life with a mobility disability. As her research has progressed, her focus has expanded to understand barriers that impact people with all types of disabilities, and she is working to advance the limited research in this area. She has also dedicated time to advocacy in the last year to bring attention to the inaccessible New York City transportation system, working with a coalition of local disability advocacy organizations and MTA leadership. https://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/250786260/ ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY NYC New York City is home to virtually every type of person and every type of company on earth. Our group exists to advance accessibility and inclusive design. Our goal is to bring together NYC's accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, and our experiences. If you're interested in accessibility and inclusive design then we want you in this group. We meet monthly, our previous presentations are archived on this YouTube channel - https://youtube.com/a11ynyc Follow us on Twitter @A11YNYC https://twitter.com/a11ynyc
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