10 September | Workshop Communication in Accessible Urban Public Transport

Workshop on standardisation activities concerning interfaces and communicated content

10 September 2020 14:40~16:00

The European project TRIPS and AAATE’s Special Interest Group on Standardisation organise an online workshop that will be held on 10 September in the framework of the ICCHP 2020 conference(www.icchp.org). Accessible environments and assistive technologies (AT) in their widest meaning, allow and facilitate the use of public transportation by persons with disabilities and older citizens. Communication plays an important role in urban public transport. Many scenarios related to human communication content flowing from the user to the transportation provider and back to the user, are imaginable, based on the use of all kinds of interfaces, codes, systems, and tools. This interaction can require communication modality conversion. Further, accessible urban public transport must seamlessly interface with ambient assisted living environments, larger public transport systems and private transport services, different emergency systems, etc. Involving persons with disabilities and assistive technology experts in the design and implementation of inclusive digital mobility solutions has proven beneficial for all service users, as well as for the sustainable development of entire public transportation systems. For challenging complex environments, such as public transport, standardisation activities are a key to successful solution design. Standardisation, if done well, is an opportunity for providing solutions that foster social equality. The TRIPS project, funded by the European Commission, aims to involve citizens to actively participate in the design of innovative solutions based on digital technologies. In addressing this challenge, existing and new standards have their say as social determinants and enablers of technological innovation with important practical and societal influence.


Key note session Moderator: David Banes (AAATE inhouse consultant) – Laura Alčiauskaitė (TRIPS project coordinator for the European Network of Independent Living): TRIPS project: User involvement in identifying barriers while using the public transportation – primary results – Anne-Laure Le Merre (Senior Advisor on Suburban and Regional Rail of the International Association of Public Transport UITP): Public Transport and standardisation. – Christian Galinski (Leader of the AAATE Standardisation SIG and project consultant of AAATE for the TRIPS project): Accessible communication and content interoperability in urban public transport. Panel session Moderator: Sabine Lobnig (AAATE Communication officer) Panellists – Gregg Vanderheiden (Raising the floor and Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project) – Aya Abdullah Jibreal (Senior Inclusive Design and Accessibility Consultant at Qaderoon Business Disability Network) – Astrid Stueckelberger (Scientist and international health expert) – Shadi Abou-Zahra (W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)) – Christoph Veigl (Technikum Wien) Topics that will be addressed in the presentations and the discussions:

  • The contribution of public transport users with disabilities and other stakeholders to solution design and standardisation activities.
  • Human communication (incl. ICT assisted communication) and its content: modalities, modality conversioncontent interoperability, etc. and challenges related to standardisation.
  • Strategies/policies for accessible urban transport.
  • Wider legal and social issues: Privacy, data security, intellectual property rights (IPR), accessibility legislation, corporate social responsibility (CSR), free accessible content.

Target audience Transportation users and providers, AT experts, experts in standardisation as well as members of the diverse AT community are invited to join us actively, exchange ideas and experiences, as well as share knowledge in an online environment. In case you are interested, please contact: christian.galinski@chello.at or hoogerwerf@ausilioteca.org Promoters Christian Galinski, Klaus Miesenberger, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf The workshop is organised and sponsored by the AAATE SIG on standards in collaboration with the TRIPS consortium partners. Participation is free of chargebut registration is requested. To register, please use the ICCHP conference registration facility and choose the free relevant “service”. Your registration includes free attendance of the presentations in the Special Thematic Session of the ICCHP conference “Implementation and Innovation in the area of independent mobility through digital technologies (STS)” Track B: 11.00-12.20 and 13.00-14.20. In case you are only interested in this workshop, you can also register here.