TRIPS Project - TRansport Innovation for Persons with disabilities needs Satisfaction
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The project aims at making public transport more accessible for persons with disabilities, elderly voyagers and really everyone.
Today, eighty million European citizens face long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment.
The goal of TRIPS is to design, describe and demonstrate practical steps to empower people with mobility challenges to play a central role in the design of inclusive digital mobility solutions.
By ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU and all Member States have committed to respect the rights of people with disabilities, including the right to mobility and independent living. In practice however, these rights have not yet been implemented in large parts of the EU and many of today’s transport systems remain inaccessible. As a consequence, people are disabled from accessing job opportunities, education, social and leisure activities and other services. This limits lifestyle choices, reinforces exclusion from local communities, and ultimately blocks people from participating in society as full and independent citizens.
The consortium brings together pan- European networks of users (ENIL), transport organisations (UITP), assistive technology experts (AAATE) and municipalities to engage in open innovation on mobility. They are supported by design methodology experts (TUE), systems integration experts (TB) and privacy experts (TRI). Building on this expertise, TRIPS will deliver and deploy a Co-design- for-All methodology in 7 pilot cities – Lisbon, Zagreb, Bologna, Cagliari, Brussels, Sofia, Stockholm.
Our team brings together 7 groups of persons with disabilities located in 7 European cities and 11 institutional partners spread across 10 countries. The local teams work together to design, describe and demonstrate practical steps to empower people with mobility challenges to play a central role in the design of inclusive digital mobility solutions. Our work is guided by the overall aim to make public transport more accessible for people with disabilities and elderly travellers.
Together with the 7 groups of persons with disabilities described above, the TRIPS consortium is constituted by 11 institutional partners spread across 10 countries. This consortium brings together organisations for disability (ENIL), transport (UITP), accessibility and assistive technologies (AAATE) design (TUE), expertise in strategy and change management (TB), strategic technology development and user-centred design (DLR), as well as policy and regulatory advice on technologies (TRI). In addition, we are working with local partners in the transport ecosystem (ZAGREB, CTM SPA, CARRIS, SRM) to develop and test methods and mobility solution models as well as derive lessons-learned with respect to change management and process innovation in the cities of Bologna, Brussels, Cagliari, Lisbon, Sofia, Stockholm and Zagreb.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement no. 875588
Read more at the TRIPS Project Website