In-Depth Look at Travel Patterns of People with Disabilities
An in-depth look at travel patterns of people with disabilities shows that, compared with others, people with disabilities more often stay home, ask others for rides, and limit travel to daytime - plus have much lower rates of employment. The Issue Brief - Travel Patterns of American Adults with Disabilities, from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, only relies on data from a single day, but it provides a snapshot of life - and transportation - limitations for people with disabilities.
The data paints a picture that includes unemployment, poverty, insufficient access to household vehicles and other modes of transportation, and to modern devices that enable trips to be replaced with online shopping, work, and socialization. For rural Americans who have mobility-limiting disabilities, the situation is often worse due to fewer transportation choices overall and longer distances and time to reach destinations.
Engaging People with Respectful Outreach, Language, and Individual Attention - Webinar from Transit Planning 4 All
The Transit Planning 4 All project hosted a webinar on Oct. 25 that was open only to our 2018 grantees, but the information shared is relevant to anyone who is seeking ways to make planning processes more inclusive. Full details and presentation s are available on the webinar page.
Click here to see the full infographic for different perspectives on person-first and disability-first language.
MESSAGE FROM ACL
The mission of the Transit Planning 4 All project, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living, is to demonstrate the value that inclusive processes can bring to community transportation efforts. For publications and information that demonstrate the range and possibilities of inclusive planning projects, visit the Resources page of this website.