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Tuesday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Making Accessible Transportation Modern & Cool

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To the millions of travelers with special needs getting from one place to another has been an issue due to inaccessible routes or lack of information about the routes they intend to take. Research in accessible transportation has gained new momentum in recent years as a result of some US Department of Transportation (USDOT) research activities. FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs are exploring advancements in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and other technologies to improve accessible transportation for people with vision impairment and other disabilities. This session will bring different experts, technologists and perspectives from the USDOT, academia and private sector, and look for ways to collaboratively work to further this research. 2/3 speakers will be added at a later time.
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Bill Curtis-Davidson

Accessible Transportation Solutions & Business Dev LeadIBMBill Curtis-Davidson is a Business Development & Solutions Leader in the IBM Human Ability & Accessibility Center, where he is responsible for developing new accessibility services and technologies and integrating them into... Read More →
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Kamiar Kordari

Senior Research EngineerTRX SystemsKamiar Kordari is the lead research engineer and principal investigator at TRX Systems, Inc., and is focused on building indoor location technologies for enterprise and consumer mobile applications. TRX Systems products deliver real-time 3D location... Read More →
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James Pol

Team Leader for Program Mgmt & Evaluation in the USDOT ITS Joint Program OfficeUS Department of TransportationJames Pol is the Team Leader for Program Management and Evaluation in the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office. James oversees the independent evaluation of all ITS research conducted... Read More →
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Mohammed Yousuf

Research EngineerUSDOT/FHWAMohammed Yousuf is a research engineer in FHWA's Office of Operations Research and Development and works on enabling technology solutions for intelligent transportation systems. He is leading the new Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC