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The Needs and Requirements of People with Disabilities for Frequent Movement in Cities: Insights from Qualitative and Quantitative Data of the TRIPS Project

Hatzakis, Tally and Alčiauskaitė, Laura and König, Alexandra (2024) The Needs and Requirements of People with Disabilities for Frequent Movement in Cities: Insights from Qualitative and Quantitative Data of the TRIPS Project. Urban Science, 8 (12). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/urbansci8010012. ISSN 2413-8851.

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Abstract

Moving is an indispensable component of travelling. This paper discusses the experiences of persons with disabilities when moving around cities on foot or wheels, based on research conducted during the EU-funded project TRIPS. Findings comprise participants’ vignettes from 49 interviews in seven European cities, views on smart assistive technologies (e.g., Augmented Reality) from a pan-European quantitative survey, and design concepts related to walking based on a co-creation workshop that actively engaged persons with various types of disabilities in ideation. Findings suggest that people need reliable and clear wayfaring information on accessible travel routes featuring the coordinated design of streets, pavement, stops, stations, and vehicles to ensure seamless, step-free, and obstacle-free access, as well as disability-sensitive management of disruptions such as maintenance works, for example. Findings also suggest that users are open to using any assistive technology that can enable them to live more independently, assuming it is accessible, and are keen to co-innovate. Finally, we make recommendations for policy changes that can facilitate the redesign of urban infrastructure to make cities more accessible for people with disabilities and drive structural changes in urban planning.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/202629/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Needs and Requirements of People with Disabilities for Frequent Movement in Cities: Insights from Qualitative and Quantitative Data of the TRIPS Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Hatzakis, TallyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alčiauskaitė, LauraEuropean Network on Independent LivingUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
König, AlexandraUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6332-3817UNSPECIFIED
Date:2024
Journal or Publication Title:Urban Science
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:8
DOI:10.3390/urbansci8010012
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
(MDPI), Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing InstituteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
ISSN:2413-8851
Status:Published
Keywords:accessibility; urban infrastructure; policy recommendations
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - VMo4Orte - Vernetzte Mobilität für lebenswerte Orte
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Design and Evaluation of Mobility Solutions, BS
Deposited By: König, Alexandra
Deposited On:19 Feb 2024 14:08
Last Modified:20 Feb 2024 13:35

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