Community Mobility Among People with Disabilities: Implications for Health Outcomes & Access to Care

Date / Time

February 20, 2020 - February 20, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Community Mobility among People with Disabilities: Implications for Health Outcomes and Access to Care

People with disabilities encounter numerous barriers to community mobility that span across travel modes of fixed route, paratransit, ridesharing, and the pedestrian network. At the first UTC Seminar Series presentation of the Spring 2020 semester, Dr. Yochai Eisenberg will explain how community mobility is related to health outcomes and healthcare access. He will share research that addresses barriers to community mobility by examining GPS derived travel patterns of people with disabilities, implementation of accessible pedestrian infrastructure in US cities, and ridesharing to healthcare appointments. The lecture will provide new insights about the relationship between transportation and health for people with disabilities. The event is hosted by the Urban Transportation Center at UIC. All are welcome. Pizza will be served.


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