Gainesville, FL 32611
Victor Paquet, Sc.D.
Professor & Chair for the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Title: Interdisciplinary Research for the Next Generation of Accessible Vehicles
Abstract: Accessible public and private transportation provides individuals with disabilities access to work sites, educational programs, health care facilities, and social and recreational activities. However, there are many physical barriers and administrative challenges that prevent those with mobility impairments to take full advantage of transportation.
In this presentation, I will summarize my work that has focused on how environmental design can impact transportation accessibility for those with mobility impairments. I describe how my collaborative experiences with researchers from
other disciplines has shaped the way I approach research problems in transportation systems, and conclude with some thoughts about how interdisciplinary research can advance the next generation of accessible vehicles.
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida