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Accessible Transportation

Accessible Transportation is a concept that encompasses the design, development, and provision of transportation systems and services that are usable by all people, regardless of their age, size, ability, or disability. It is a fundamental aspect of inclusive design, which aims to create environments, products, and services that are accessible to the widest possible range of users. Accessible transportation involves the integration of features such as ramps, lifts, auditory and visual aids, and spacious layouts into vehicles and infrastructure to accommodate individuals with mobility, sensory, or cognitive impairments. This includes public transit systems like buses, trains, and subways, as well as private vehicles, pedestrian walkways, and transportation hubs. The goal of accessible transportation is to ensure that everyone can safely, comfortably, and independently navigate the built environment and participate fully in society. It is rooted in the principles of universal design, which emphasize flexibility, simplicity, and intuitive use. Accessible transportation also considers the diverse needs of different populations, such as older adults, parents with strollers, and individuals with temporary injuries. By removing barriers and promoting inclusivity, accessible transportation enhances social equity, independence, and quality of life for all members of the community

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Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Accessible Transportation.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on May 20, 2024)"

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