ERIC Number: ED296490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobility and Transport of Elderly and Handicapped Persons (3rd, Orlando, Florida, October 29-31, 1984). Final Report.
Bell, William G., Ed.; Ashford, Norman J., Ed.
These conference proceedings contain the texts of 62 papers. The first 17 papers include 4 keynote presentations as well as reviews of: major developments in several countries (Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Jordan, Netherlands, Sweden, United States) and Hong Kong; handicapped travelers' access to air transport; and application of microcomputer technology to specialized transport. The remaining 41 papers report on various aspects of the state of the art. A sampling of titles and authors includes: "Towards a Global Policy on Transportation for Elderly and for Handicapped Persons" (Lennie-Marie Tolliver); "The Importance of Mobility Opportunities for the Elderly and Handicapped" (Alfred Dellibovi); "Coping with the Handicapped Air Traveller" (J. Dunlop); "Study of Restricted Mobility Levels and Trip Characteristics of the Disabled in Japan" (Tetsuo Akiyama); "Spacial Design Technique for Users of Wheelchairs and Other Mobility Aids" (John Bails); "Evaluating the Benefits of Special Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons" (S. Bowlby et al.); "Monitoring the Trials of a Prototype Taxi Accessible to Disabled People" (M. Hall et al.); and "Developing and Implementing Functional Eligibility Criteria for Users of Specialized Transportation Services" (Judith Hollander and Robert Works). (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Air Transportation, Area Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Human Services, Microcomputers, Mobility Aids, Older Adults, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Technology, Transportation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced by the Office of the Secretary, Technology Sharing Program.