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Inspiring Solutions for Accessible Design

AVs for All: Inspiring Solutions for Accessible Design

Sep 22, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
On September 22, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation will host a virtual seminar entitled “AVs for All: Inspiring Solutions for Accessible Design.” The webinar will focus on the potential for automated vehicle technology to provide people with disabilities with new transportation options to access jobs, healthcare, and other essential services. The virtual conversations will help to highlight the USDOT’s Inclusive Design Challenge, which offers a total of $5 million in rewards for innovative solutions to improve passenger vehicle accessibility. Submissions for the challenge are due on Oct. 30.
Registration is free and available here.

Webinar Agenda

  • Welcome from PAVE
  • Conversation with USDOT: Introducing the Inclusive Design Challenge
  • Accessibility Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles: The State of the Art, and Areas of Need
    • Dr. Rory A. Cooper, University of Pittsburgh
    • Robert Sheehan, USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
  • Principles of Universal Design and Autonomous Vehicles
    • Dr. Susana Costa, University of Minho
    • Carol Tyson, DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund)
  • Practical Advice on Inclusive and Accessible Design
    • Dr. Shani Jayant, Inclusive Mobility Initiative at Volkswagen Group of America
    • Dr. Clive D’Souza, University of Michigan
  • Closing remarks

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September 22, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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