Mobility Matters: 2018 Transportation and Wayfinding Summit

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Friday, March 9, 2018, 8:00am to 4:00pm PST
Keynote: Dr. Robert Wall Emerson, Western Michigan University
Rooms 2500A-B in the Fourth Avenue Building (Portland State University) 1900 SW 4th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201


This one-day summit is co-hosted in partnership with Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE)

Learn about the latest approaches and technologies to access transportation systems for diverse members of our community, especially people with visual impairments. With effective wayfinding technologies and community partnerships, innovations support all people in accessing transportation and connecting with the community. Learn more from our experts on travel planning, wayfinding, and designing systems that support access for all people.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe recent innovations that support wayfinding and travel for individuals with visual impairments 
  • Identify important considerations in community design that include individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities 
  • Identify innovations in universal transportation design 
  • Share conversations that lead to solutions for wayfinding and access 
  • Contribute to a shared blueprint for community-based solutions to transportation

Registration Costs

Includes light breakfast, breaks, and lunch
General Admission (Early Bird - ends Feb 1): $75
General Admission (Regular - Feb 2 - March 3): $100
Discounted Admission for PSU Students: $25

See the program and register here (closes March 3rd)!

Ramp-Up Event

Want to learn more before the summit? Join us January 25th for a free webinar on "An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets" to hear from the teams who produced the recently published FHWA guide to "Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities".

Summit Partners

Portland State University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is the largest and most comprehensive school of education in Oregon, offering more than 50 programs in education and counseling. GSE’s hybrid online O&M is the regional program for the Pacific and Northwest Consortium for Vision Education, comprised of six states: Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. The O&M program is closely affiliated with the GSE’s nationally accredited Visually Impaired Learner (VIL) program.

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.