Barriers and Solutions to Complete Trips for All National Online Dialogue

Click on one of the specific sections of the trip in the boxes below and share your experiences:


Continue the Conversation: AVs Driving Employment for People with Disabilities

At the Automated Vehicles Symposium, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Transportation co-hosted a listening session on AVs, accessibility, and employment. Help us continue the conversation on the ways in which accessible AVs can be leveraged to drive employment for Americans with disabilities.

Number of Ideas: 24
Trip Planning and Monitoring

Please share barriers you have experienced in trip planning and monitoring. Consider barriers related to inputting trip requirements, evaluating and selecting trip options, monitoring in real-time and providing feedback. Share the barrier's impact. Detail potential solutions for removing the barrier, including what technologies would be useful.

Number of Ideas: 1
Payment

Please share barriers you have experienced in paying for any part of your trip. Consider trips across various modes. Include details on the accessibility of the payment system including physical usability, as well as ease of use. Share potential solutions you may have for improvement, including new technologies that might be useful.

Number of Ideas: 2
At the Station

Please share barriers you have experienced in transportation stations. Consider the whole experience at the station including navigating the station, waiting at the station, understanding information, as well as arriving and boarding. Share potential solutions you may have to remove the barrier, including what technologies would be useful in doing so.

Number of Ideas: 0
Vehicle Trips

Please share barriers you have experienced using different types of vehicles. Include all aspects of vehicle travel including waiting for the vehicle, boarding the vehicle, using information inside the vehicle, and exiting the vehicle. Share potential solutions you may have to remove the barrier, including what technologies would be useful in doing so.

Number of Ideas: 0
Transferring

Please share barriers you have experienced in transferring during any part of your trip. Barriers can include the physical barriers, as well as difficulty locating points of interest and vehicles or other modes of transportation. Share potential solutions you may have to remove the barrier, including what technologies would be useful in doing so.

Number of Ideas: 0
The Pedestrian Space

Please share barriers you have experienced in pedestrian areas. In addition to physical barriers and terrain type, provide information about any issues you experience with any way-finding applications. Share any potential solutions you may have to remove the barrier, including what new technologies would be useful in doing so.

Number of Ideas: 0

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy's Transportation Innovation Online Dialogues

In partnership with the Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is co-hosting this month-long dialogue. This is a part of ODEP's series of dialogues that gather input and ideas from the public and other stakeholders (including subject matter experts) on how new transportation technologies, including autonomous vehicles, can support the employment of people with disabilities. It also aids FTA to promote accessibility at each step in the Complete Trip, across all modes, in which automation may play a supporting role. Information collected during this dialogue will be shared with AV developers and policymakers, and will play an integral role in both the Department's work in ensuring that everyone benefits from autonomous vehicles, including Americans with disabilities. Additionally, this information will form the foundation for FTA's efforts to influence private sector developments, leverage partnerships among stakeholders, and focus government action in areas affecting each part of the Complete Trip.

Thank you for joining us in this important effort!