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Conference Schedule


Day 0 – Monday, 17 September 2012

 

08.30 am – 09.15 am
Registrations
09.30 am – 12.45 pm
Pre-conference Workshops
12.45 pm – 01.45 pm
Lunch

 

Pre-conference Workshops

 

Workshop A, 09.30 am – 12.30 pm (Regency I)
Hands-On Evaluation of Environmental Barriers on Wheelchair Mobility


Name of Organization
University College London
The Hyogo Institute of Assistive Technology, Japan
Maizuru National College of Technology, Japan
Name of Presenters
Nick Tyler and Catherine Holloway
Hiroshi Kitagawa 
Tastuto Suzuki


Workshop B, 09.30 am – 11.00 am (Regency III)
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a force for Change

 

Name of Organization
Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments 
(GAATES), Canada
Name of Presenter
Ann Frye

 

Workshop C, 11.15 am – 12.45 pm (Regency III)
Accessible Tourism: Why, How and Where!

 

Name of Organization
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), New York, USA
Name of Presenter
Jani Nayar

 

Workshop D, 09.30 am – 12.30 pm (Regency V)
Establishment of Integrated Assistive Technology Service Module- a Key Approach to Improve Mobility, Accessibility & Transport in Developing Countries

 

Name of Organization
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
Name of Presenter
Nekram Upadhyay

 

 

Pre-conference Technical Tour

 

Tour A: Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) + Red Fort + Dilli Haat

 

01.45 pm - 02.00 pm
Assemble for departure at the main porch
02.00 pm
Departure by coach from The Lalit to DIMTS
02.30 pm
Arrival at DIMTS office
02.30 pm - 03.30 pm
Interaction & visit to the control room
03.40 pm
Departure by coach from DIMTS to the Red Fort
04.15 pm
Arrival at the Red Fort
04.15 pm - 05.15 pm
Study tour of the Red Fort
05.30 pm
Departure by coach from Red Fort to Dilli Haat
06.30 pm
Reaching Dilli Haat
08.15 pm
After the visit to Dilli Haat, walk up to the coach parking
08.30 pm
IBoard the coach and depart to the hotel, The Lalit
09.15 pm
Arrival at the hotel, The Lalit

 

Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS)
Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Ltd. is an urban transport and infrastructure development company committed to build and deliver quality infrastructure. DIMTS is an equal equity joint venture of Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd. (IDFC), that came into being in April 2006. Apart from creating quality infrastructure and transportation systems, DIMTS is also actively working towards raising awareness among people about public transport

 

Red Fort
The Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi. It is one of the world heritage sites and derives its name from the extensive use of red sandstone on the massive walls that surround the fort. Red Fort is one of the significant monuments of India which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its architecture. The use of marble, floral decorations, double domes in the buildings inside the fort exemplifies the later phase of Mughal architecture. The Red Fort is accessible to the elderly and disabled with all level differences addressed wherever possible, with ramps & accessible toilets in place.

 

Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity. This Food and Craft Bazar is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine. A unique bazaar, in the heart of the city, it displays the richness of Indian culture on a permanent basis. Dilli Haat is a barrier-free tourist spot in Delhi. Ramps and mergers bordered with railings throughout the market make every part of the place accessible to the elderly, disabled and children.

 

Tour B: Qutub Minar + Delhi Metro + Dilli Haat

 

 

01.45 pm - 02.00 pm
Assemble for departure at the main porch
02.00 pm
Departure by coach from The Lalit to the Qutub Minar
02.45 pm
Arrival at the Qutub Minar coach parking and walk up to the monument
03:00 pm
Study tour of the Qutub Minar
04.00 pm
After the visit, walk up to the coach parking
04.15 pm
Transfer by coach up to the Qutub Minar metro station
04.45 pm
Depart by Metro from Qutub Minar metro station up to INA station
05.00 pm
Disembark from Metro at INA metro station and exit the metro station
05.05 pm
Walk up to Dilli Haat
05.10 pm
Arrival at Dilli Haat
07.15 pm
After the visit to Dilli Haat, walk up to the coach parking
07.30 pm
IBoard the coach and depart to the hotel, The Lalit
08.15 pm
Arrival at the hotel, The Lalit

 

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar, a world heritage site, is the first accessible historical monument of India and an example that can be replicated in other historical monuments throughout the country. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Svayam have been jointly conferred the National Award for making Qutub Minar the first accessiblehistorical monument, by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.


It is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft) and was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Qutub Minar is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively. It is India's most visited monument attracting around 3.9 million visitors every year.

 

Delhi Metro
The pride of the capital 'Delhi Metro' is a rapid mass transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It is known for its world class standards with regard to safety, reliability, punctuality and comfort. It has a combination of elevated, at-grade and underground lines and uses both broad gauge and standard gauge rolling stock.


The metro system is completely accessible for persons with reduced mobility with accessible lifts, tactile paving, low height counters, audio-visual information dissemination in the trains, level platform entry, wider doors and dedicated space for wheelchair parking in the rail in the first and last compartments. A rechargeable Metro Card can be bought if the visitors intend to travel frequently and save themselves the trouble of buying a ticket manually before each journey.


Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity. This Food and Craft Bazar is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine. A unique bazaar, in the heart of the city, it displays the richness of Indian culture on a permanent basis. Dilli Haat is a barrier-free tourist spot in Delhi. Ramps and mergers bordered with railings throughout the market make every part of the place accessible to the elderly, disabled and children.

Day 1 – TUESDAY, 18 September 2012

 

Inaugural Programme

 

08.45 am - 09.45 am
Registrations
09.50 am - 10.00 am
Receiving the dignitaries
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Inaugural Session (Venue: Crystal Ball Room)
10.00 am - 10.05 am
Escorting the dignitaries to the dais
10.05 am - 10.10 am
Lamp lighting ceremony
10.10 am - 10.15 am
Felicitation of dignitaries
10.15 am - 10.20 am
Welcome Address : Ms. Sminu Jindal, Chair - International Steering Committee and Founder, Svayam and TRANSED 2012
10.20 am - 10.30 am
Special Address : Dr. Sudhir Krishna, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India Indian Perspective on Seamless Accessibility
10.30 am - 10.40 am
Keynote Address: Mr. Ramakant Goswami, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Transport,Govt. of NCT of Delhi
10.40 am - 10.45 am
Message from Mr. Steven Fletcher, Hon'ble Minister of State (Transport), Canada
10.45 am - 11.00 am
Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi
11.00 am - 11.05 am
Introducing and Inviting International Steering Committee Members for a
group photograph
11.05 am - 11.10 am
Vote of Thanks by Mr. Russell Thatcher, Co-chair, Transportation Research
Board, USA
11.10 am - 11.15 am
National Anthem by the students of the Noida Deaf Society
Ms. Abha Negi, Chair - Organizing Committee, TRANSED 2012
(Inviting the dignitaries to inaugurate and visit the Expo and Poster Gallery)
11.15 am - 11.20 am
Inauguration of the Expo by Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Government of NCT of Delhi and Mr. Ramakant Goswami, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Transport, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
11.20 am - 11.30 am
Round of the Expo and Poster Gallery
11.30 am - 11.45 am
Invite the dignitaries for tea and media interaction

 

 

Inaugural Plenary Session (11.45 am - 01.00 pm)

 

Venue: Crystal Ball Room

Theme: Need for developing barrier-free infrastructure

Moderator
Ms. Ann Frye, UK
11.45 am - 11.50 am
Inviting and introducing the speakers
Speakers:
11.50 am - 12.05pm
Ms. Mary Crass, Head of Policy & Forum Preparation, ITF
International Perspective on Seamless Access
12.05 pm - 12.20 pm
Mr. Shakti Sinha, IAS, CMD, Delhi State Industrial and
Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (DSIIDC)

12.20 pm - 12.35 pm
Prof. Rosario Macario, Lisbon Technical University
12.35 pm - 12.50 pm
Floor participation
12.50 pm - 1.00 pm
Networking Lunch
02.00 pm - 04.00 pm
Parallel Session 1/I -Themes B, D, G, and J

 

Theme B (Session 1):

Best Practices and Innovations: Policies and Legislations

 

Venue: Regency I

Chair: Mr. Prasanna Kumar Pincha, India

Co-chair: Mr. T. D. Dhariyal, India

 

111

Transport and Disability: Approaches and Recent ; Practice from the World Bank

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Julie Babinard, United States

264

Mobility for Persons with Disabilities: Examining Service and Planning

Innovations of the US New Freedom Transportation programme

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, United States

398

Feasibility of an Integrated Operation System for Accessible Transport

Services

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Rex C. K. Luk, Hong Kong

88

An Approach for the Evaluation of the Accessibility of the Physical Infrastructure and the Educational Process in Universities the Case of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Aristotelis Naniopoulos, Greece

405

Participatory Processes in the Context of Good Practices for a Sustainable Public Transport

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Galloni, Maria Nelida, Argentina

177

Why Legislation is not Enough

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Alison Smith, Australia

 

Theme D (Session 1):

Environmental Impact, Sustainability and Accessibility of Integrated Multimodal Systems

 

Venue: Regency III

Time: 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Chair: Ms. Ann Frye, United Kingdom

Co -chair: Mr. Mukhtar Al Shibani, Saudi Arabia

 

107

Sustainable Technology for Person-Centered Accessible Integrated Multimodal Information Systems

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Dr. Uma Shama &

Mr. Lawrence Harman, United States

11

Accessible Multimodal Public Transport - South Africa's Future

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Jim Stanbury, South Africa

13

Transition from Working Life to Retirement; What are the Mobility Needs of Retirees in Sweden

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Berg Jessica, Sweden

413

Investigation of the Factors that Affect the Community Participation of Disabled People

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Gokcen Akyurek & Gonca Bumin, Turkey

223

How Smart Green Design Creates Universal Design Spaces

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Bob Topping &

Thea Kurdi, Canada

 

 

Theme G (Session 1):

Pedestrian Mobility & Safety for Livable Communities

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom I

Time: 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Chair: Ms. Billie Louise Bentzen, USA

Co -chair: Ms. Ruma Roka, India

 

82

The Relationship Between Physical Workload and the Position of Tipping Lever of Wheelchair

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Tauchi Masaki, Japan

240

A Study on Tactile Walking Surface Indication at Staircases

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Hisato Ohno, Japan

362

The Fragility of Older Road Users in Britain & its Effect on Traffic Accident Fatalities

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Christopher G. B. Mitchell, UK

270

Walking and Stopping Over Tactile Paving

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Craig R. Childs, UK

21

The Urgent Need for Traffic Calming Measures for Pedestrians in India

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Åse Svensson, Sweden

 

 

 

Theme J (Session 1):

Potential of Technology in Accessibility for all (Information Technology, Accessibility Aids Etc.)

 

Venue: Regency V

Time: 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Chair: Prof. Balakrishnan, India

Co -chair: Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, India


168

Mobility Patterns among Older People in Sweden: a Study of Women's and Men's Experiences and Modal Choices from a Life Course Perspective

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

LenaLevin, Sweden

334

Evaluation of Joint Loads in Pushing / Pulling Attendant-Propelled

Wheelchairs During Forward Walking on Upward and Downward Slopes

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Tatsuto Suzuki, Japan

75

Design and Fabrication of Electric Wheelchair and Modification of Suitable Two Wheeler for Paraplegics

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Prasant P, India

310

Contextual Research: Hearing from People in Slums About Public Toilets in India

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Shikha Agarwal, India

376

Refresher Courses for Older Drivers – a Literature Study

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Björn Peters, Sweden

 

04.00 pm - 04.15 pm
Tea/Coffee Break
04.15 pm - 06.15 pm
Parallel Session 1/II - Themes B, E, I

Theme B (Session 2):

Best Practices and Innovations: Public Transport

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom I

Time: 04.15 pm - 06.15 pm

Chair: Ms. Mary Crass, France

Co -chair: Co-chair: Mr. Gerhard Menckhoff, USA

 

324

Public Transport Options for Youth with Disabilities: a Review of Needs, Challenges, and Impacts

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation| [A]

Rashi Saxena, India

277

Identifying Accessibility Problems in Existing Transit Systems

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Edward Steinfeld, USA

64

The Power of Choice: the Benefits of Free Fare for Elderly and Disabled

Customers on Fixed Route Services

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|  [A]

Matthew Avancena, USA

67

The Passage Project: Making European Rail Travel Accessible for all

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Dirk Oelschläger, France

193

The Challenge of Introducing a Wheelchair Passport Scheme into a

Multi-Provider Environment

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Andrew Creese, UK

321

Rob's Rescue: Emergency Response Transportation for Disabled Persons

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Richard

A. Schultze, USA

 

 

Theme E (Session 1):

Accessible Public Transport (Bus Rapid Transit, Metro, Para-Transit System, Etc.)

 

Venue: Regency I

Time: 04.15 pm - 06.15 pm

Chair: Mr. Sanjiv Sahai, India

Co -chair: Mr. Jamie Osborne, United States

33

Challenges to Inclusive Bus Rapid Transit in Developing Regions: the Role of Public Participation

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Thomas

E. Rickert, USA

380

Last Mile Connectivity for Enhancing User Choice of Rapid Transit Systems

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Chidambara, India

320

The People's Way: Assessing Janmarg BRT for Inclusive Design

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Vanishree

Herlekar, India

194

Disabilities and Public Transportation in Sweden – What can be done to

Improve Accessibility for Passengers?

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Rebecca

Sandelin, Sweden

239

Poor Public Transport Management Leads to Transport Inaccessibility and Affordability in Tanzania

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Oscar

Kikoyo, Tanzania

 

 

Theme I (Session 1):

Implementation, Monitoring and Enforcement

 

Venue: Regency III

Time: 04.15 pm - 06.15 pm

Chair: Mr. Dilip Chenoy, India

Co -chair: Mr. Campbell Mckee, United Kingdom

29

Institutional Barriers to Accessible Public Transport

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Christopher G.B.Mitchell, UK

253

Implementation, Monitoring& Management of an Integrated Accessible Transportation Programme: a Proposal

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Lalita Sen, USA

209

Making Auroville Accessible

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Anjlee Agarwal, India

104

Setting the Mark: a Risk Based Monitoring and Compliance Framework

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Paul Kelly, Canada

41

Practices: Implementation and Enforcement of Universal Design

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Ch'ng Gaik Bee

Dalilah Bee Abdullah, Malaysia

401

Inclusive Uidai Leads to Aadhaar for All

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Mohammed Asif Iqbal, India

 

 

Day 2 – Wednesday, 19 September 2012

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     
08.00 am – 08.45 am
Registrations

09.00 am - 10.00 am

       

Plenary Session (Venue: Crystal Ball Room)

       

 

       

Theme: Livable Communities with emphasis on Infrastructure

Moderator:
Dr. Lalita Sen, USA
09.00 am - 09.05 am
Inviting and introducing the speakers
Speakers:
09.05 am - 09.20 am
Mr. Pradeep Sachdeva, PSDA
09.20 am - 09.35 am
Ms. Paromita Roy (Romi Roy), Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure
          (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC)
09.35 am - 09.50 am
Mr. Kanesan Velupillai, President, SCOMI International and
          Country Head, SCOMI India
09.50 am - 10.00 am
Floor participation
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Parallel Session 2/I - Themes B, E, G, H

 

Theme B (Session 3):

Best Practices and Innovations: Air Travel and Other Policies

 

Venue: Regency I

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Ms. Nina Frid, Canada

Co -chair: Mr. Dipendra Manocha, India                                                                                                                               

16
         

Sensitivity Training - the Key to Enhancing the Commercial Aircraft Travel Experience

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Lorne Mackenzie, Canada
172
         

Maximum Feasible Vs. Self-Help City; Participatory Planning and Outcomes in Inclusive Public Transport

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Jamie Osborne, USA
40
         

Quality Initiative to Improve Services for Older Drivers in UK following a Health Needs Assessment

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Anuraj Varshney, UK
427
         

Strengthening Accessibility Framework by Harmonizing Indian Domestic Laws with UNCRPD

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Subhash Chandra Vashishth, India
426
         

Enabling Passengers with Disabilities to Fly

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Abdulaziza Al-Mohisen, Saudi Arabia


 

Theme E (Session 2):

Accessible Public Transport (Bus Rapid Transit, Metro, Para-Transit System, etc.)

 

Venue: Regency III

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Mr. Thomas E. Rickert, USA

Co -chair: Ms. Sonal Shah, India

                                                                                                                                     
345
         

How Accessible is the Swedish Public Transport System 2010?

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Helena Svensson, Sweden
246
         

Study of Challenges Faced by Visually Impaired Persons in Accessing Public Buses and Design and User Testing of an Affordable Bus Identification and Homing System for the Visually Impaired

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
M. Balakrishnan, India
424
         

Indian Railways – Accessibility Quotient

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Abha Negi & Ms. Shuchita Rawal, India
227
         

A New Experience using Accessible Sky Trains during Hajj in Saudi Arabia

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Mukhtar M. AlShibani, Saudi Arabia
420
         

The Research of Establishing Taipei City Integration Common Transportation System

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Lin Ming Che, Taipei

 

Theme G (Session 2):

Pedestrian Mobility & Safety for Livable Communities

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom II

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Mr. Mathew Cherian, India

Co -chair: Ms. Catherine Holloway, United Kingdom

                                                       
217
         

Walking Without Fear: How Footway Environment can Eliminate Fear of Falling in the Elderly

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Tsu-Jui Cheng, UK
18
         

Mobility and Accessibility Problems Around Schools in Delhi (India): a Case Study

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Neelima Chakrabarty, India
71
         

The Price of Specialized Transportation: Does Government Policy Decrease Cost and Increase Community Inclusion for People with Disabilities

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Karen Wolf-Branigin, USA
373
         

Analysis of the Needs of the Disabled in Getting Around the City

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Claudia Piras, Italy
165
         

Audible Beaconing to Help Pedestrians who are Blind Cross Streets

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Billie Louise Bentzen, USA
229
         

Pedestrian Infrastructure on the Public Right-of-Way: Aging Pedestrians and Prioritizing Sidewalk Hazards using the Ultra Light Inertial Profiler (ULIP)

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Arfaraz Khambatta, USA

 

Theme H (Session 1):

Rural Access and Mobility

 

Venue: Regency V

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Ms. Ling Suen, Canada

Co -chair: Co-chair: Ms. Anjlee Agarwal, India


49
         

Rural Transport Needs to be Inclusive

         

[[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Ranjith de Silva, Sri Lanka
50
         

Choice Based on Accessibility & Social Determinants – a Case of Elderly Healthcare Decision and Health Trips in India

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Arnab Jana, Japan
115
         

Realizing Universal Access and Mobility for Jamaican Rural Residents in Multi-modal Transport Model

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Yasmin Chong, Jamaica
409
         

Rural Access and Mobility

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Adolphus Okeke, Nigeria
255
         

Rural Access and Mobility: a Case of Managing Individualized Mobility Needs through Innovative Management

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Lalita Sen, USA

 

11.45 am - 01.00 pm
Poster Presentation ( Venue : Plaza Terrace Garden)
01.00 pm - 02.00 pm
Networking Lunch
02.00 pm - 04.00 pm
Parallel Session 2/II - Themes B, J, E

Theme J (Session 2):

Potential of Technology in Accessibility for all(Information Technology, Accessibility Aids etc.)

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom II

Time: 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Chair: Ms. Julie Babinard, USA

Co -chair: Dr. Sutheeshna Babu S, India

                                                                                                                                     
167

Accessible Tourism: a Wheelchair Traveler’s Perspective

       

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Aaron D. Vamosh, Israel
28

Mobility Scooters for an Ageing Society

       

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Daniel Blais, Canada (in absentia) Presenter: Ms. Ling Suen
392

Design and User-Study of an Affordable Indoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired

       

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

M. Balakrishnan, India
265

Development of a Device to Detect the Presence of a Cross Fall on a Footway and the Push Style Used by a Wheelchair User to Overcome the Slope    [Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Catherine Holloway, UK
377

Hearing Impairment and Transport

       

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

Birgitta Thorslund, Sweden

 

 

Theme B (Session 4):

Best Practices and Innovations: Air Travel and Other Policies

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom I

Time: 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Chair: Dr. Christopher G B Mitchell, United Kingdom

Co -chair: Mr. Rex C K Luk, Hong Kong                                                                                                                                        

267
         

The Mobility Escort Program: an Independent Mobility Service within the Transportation System

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Silvia Rosales-Montano, France
101
         

Redesign of Cycle Rickshaw Considering the Needs of the Elderly and Rickshaw Puller

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Bibhas Ranjan Sethi, India
220
         

How New Movement Technologies can Assist with Seamless Access for All

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Shannon Sanders McDonald, AIA, USA
160
         

Supporting the Development of Cost-Effective Para Transit Options: the US’ Section 5310 Program

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Gilbert Williams, USA (in absentia) Presenter: Russell Thatcher, USA
76
         

Design of Trolley Suitcase for Elderly

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Saket Kashyap Adhikarla, India
34
         

Findings from a New Guide: Para-Transit for Mobility Impaired Persons in Developing Regions: Starting Up and Scaling Up

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Thomas E. Rickert, USA

 

 

Theme E (Session 3):

Accessible Public Transport (Bus Rapid Transit, Metro, Para-Transit System, etc.)

 

Venue: Regency I

Time: 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Chair: Mr. Sanjeev Sachdeva, India

Co -chair: Ms. Tiago Veras, Portugal

                                                                                                                                     
364
         

Pedestrian Accessibility Index (PAI) for Transit Stations: a Framework to Evaluate Pedestrian Access

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Dristi Neog, India
228
         

Sustainable Bus Design Focused on Improved Accessibility

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Xenia Karekla, UK
213
         

Delhi Metro: Mobility for All

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Anjlee Agarwal, India
219
         

Evaluation of Accessible Public Transportation: Bus Rapid Transit Metro Bus, Route-2, Mexico City

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Lilian Salazar, Mexico
280
         

Development of a New Public Transport System of Next-Generation Electric Vehicles

         

[Abstract] [Paper] |Presentation|

       
Catherine Holloway, UK

 

                                                                                                   

04.15 pm - 05.30 pm

       

Panel Discussion (Venue: Crystal Ball Room)

       

 

       

Theme: Livable Communities with Emphasis on Policies

Moderator:
Ms. Nina Frid, Canadian Transportation Agency
04.15 pm - 04.20 pm
Inviting and introducing the speakers
Speakers:
04.20 pm - 04.35 pm
Ms. Julie Babinard, World Bank
04.35 pm - 04.50 pm
Mr. C. K. Khaitan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India
04.50 pm - 05.05 pm
Mr. Gerhard Menckhoff, Independent Transport Consultant
04.50 pm - 05.05 pm
Mr. B. I. Singal, Director General, Institute of Urban Transport, India
05.25 pm - 05.30 pm
Floor participation

07.30 pm - 10.30 pm

       

Award Ceremony followed by Dinner

       

(Venue: Crystal Ball Room, The Lalit)

07.30 pm
Welcoming the Chief Guest and the Delegates
07.35 pm
Address by the Chief Guest, Mr. Arvinder Singh, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
07.40 pm
Awards announcement and Award Ceremony
          Best Paper and Best Poster Awards
          Svayam Accessibility Awards 2012
08.00 pm
Release of the Paratransit Guide by the Chief Guest
          Paratransit for Mobility - Impaired Persons in Developing Regions
          authored by Mr. Thomas E. Rickert, Access Exchange International, San Francisco
08.05 pm - 08.20 pm
Cultural performance by the youth of Kashmir
08.20 pm– 08.40 pm
Cultural performance by Abilities Unlimited
08.45 pm - 10.00 pm
Dinner

 


 

                 
Day 3 – Thursday, 20 September 2012

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

09.00 am - 10.00 am

       

Plenary Session (Venue: Crystal Ball Room)

       

 

       

Theme: Accessibility in Public Transport

Moderator:
Ms. Mary Crass, International Transport Forum (ITF)
09.00 am - 09.05 am
Inviting and introducing the speakers
Speakers:
09.05 am - 09.20 am
Prof. Geetam Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
09.20 am - 09.35 am
Ms. Billie Louise Bentzen, Director of Research,
          Accessible Design for the Blind, USA
09.35 am - 09.50 am
Mr. Vinay Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board
09.50 am - 10.00 am
Floor participation
10.00 am - 11.30 am
Parallel Session 2/I - Themes B, E, G, H

 

Theme C (Session 1):

Accessible Tourism: Conservation, Access to the Historic and Natural Heritage

 

Venue: Regency III

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Mr. Arun Kumar, India

Co -chair: Dr. K.K. Mohammed, India
 

                                                                                                           
283

Access to the Historical and Natural Heritage in Japan

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Hideto Kijima, Japan
346

Tourism in Brazilian Cities: Accessibility to Museums Declared Historic Patrimony in Rio De Janeiro

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Regina Cohen, Brazil
423

Museums in India - Towards Universal Access

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Rohini Ramkrishnan & Abhishek Ray, India
428

Accessibility at World Heritage Sites - an Inclusive Approach

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Abha Negi & Sonal Chaudhry, India

                             

403 

Understanding Barriers, Tourism Participation & Disabled Tourists in India

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Dr. Sutheeshna Babu S, India


 

Theme B (Session 5):

Best Practices and Innovations: Planning and Built Environment

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom II

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Mr. R. K. Safaya, India

Co -chair: Mr. Bob Topping, Canada

                                                                                                                                                               
415

Promoting Built Environment and Transport Accessibility in Addis Ababa

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Aychesh Molla, Ethiopia
57

Dutch Tactile Paving Guidelines

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Willem Jagersma, Netherlands
206

Adaptation to the Ageing Society - Best Practice Transport Planning Template

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Stephanie Kretz, Germany
230

A Proposal and Examination of a Newly Guidance Method in Indoor

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Takao Yanagihara, Japan
318

Filling the Gaps for an Accessible World: a Systems Approach

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Bridget Burdett, New Zealand
233

A System to Facilitate Comfortable Travel of Wheelchair Bound Passengers and Other Passengers with Mobility Problem in Trains

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Bhargav Sundaram, India

 

Theme H (Session 2):

Rural Access and Mobility

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom I

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Dr. Lalita Sen, USA

Co -chair: Dr. Hemlata, India

                                                                                                                                     
179

Selling My Chickens: the Importance of Accessible Rural Transport in South Africa

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Amanda Gibberd & Khibi Mabuse, South Africa
162

Cost-Effective Accessible Transportation Alternatives in Rural Areas: Examples from the US

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Russell Thatcher, USA
211

Community Participation and Issues of Rural Accessibility in the UK

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Robert H. Craig, UK
31

Developing Methodology for Accessibility Research in Rural Environments

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Gaurav Raheja, India
326

Holistic Approach for Developing Barrier Free Environment for PWDs in Sri Lanka

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

U. R. Rodrigo, Sri Lanka

 

Theme J (Session 3):

Potential of Technology in Accessibility for all(Information Technology, Accessibility Aids etc.)

 

Venue: Regency I

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Chair: Prof. Balakrishnan, India

Co -chair: Mr. Sanjay Pant, India

                                                                                                                                     
261

Ageing in a Deprived Neighbourhood - Outdoor Mobility and the Sense of Place

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Vanessa Stjernborg, Sweden
66

The Economic and Social Benefits of Accessibility: a Decision Support Framework for South Asia

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

David Lewis, Canada (in absentia). Presenter - Ms. Ling Suen, Canada
130

The Supply of Wheelchairs within Developing Countries

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Campbell McKee, UK
366

Travel Behaviors of the Disabled in Jakarta Metropolitan Area

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Hirohisa Kawaguchi, Japan
70

Getting There: Transforming and Integrating Urban Travel Provision for People with Disabilities

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

David Ling, United Kingdom

 

                       
11.45 pm - 01.15 pm
Parallel Session 3/II - Themes C,G and J

Theme C (Session 2):

Accessible Tourism: Conservation, Access to the Historic and Natural Heritage

 

Venue: Regency V

Time: 11.45 am - 01.15 pm

Chair: Mr. Ritish Nanda, India

Co -chair: Dr. Lalita Sen, USA

                                                                                                                                     
83

How Historic Cities become Accessible

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Marta Bordas Eddy, Spain
85

Accessibility Improvement Interventions in Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki in the Frame of the “Prospelasis” Project

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Aristotelis Naniopoulos, Greece
314

Accessibility of Italian Historical Universities

       

[Abstract] [Paper]  [Presentation]

Valentina Giacometti, Italy
365

Traffic Circulation and Street Infrastructure Design for Shahjahanabad and Humayun Tomb in Delhi

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Ravi Gadepalli, India
42

The Central Building of the University of Pavia: Accessibility and Enhancement

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Alessandro Greco, Italy

 

 

Theme G (Session 3):

Pedestrian Mobility & Safety for Livable Communities

 

Venue: Crystal Ballroom II

Time: 1.45 am - 01.15 pm

Chair: Mr. Doran Barnes, USA

Co -chair: Ms. Mary Jane-Gravelle, Canada

                                                                                                                                     
98

The Impact of Changes in Access to Local Facilities on the Wellbeing of Elderly and Disabled People

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Roger L. Mackett, UK
58

GIS Tools for an Inclusive City Development

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Riccardo Gandolfi, Italy
254

Walkability and Pedestrian Facilities in Asian Cities

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Sameera Kumar Anthapur, India
164

Establishing and Maintaining Direction for Street Crossing using Non-visual Cues

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Billie Louise Bentzen, USA
402

A Legal Status for Personal Mobility Devices

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Jean-François Bruneau, Canada

 

Theme J (Session 4):

Potential of Technology in Accessibility for all(Information Technology, Accessibility Aids etc.)

 

Venue: Regency I

Time: 11.45 am - 01.15 pm

Chair: Mr. George Abraham, India

Co -chair: Ms. Karen Wolf-Branigin, USA

                                                                                                                                     
129

Wrong Questions, Wrong Answers: the Statistical Barrier to Accessibility

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Ann Frye, UK
273

Maintaining Mobility of Older Adults in North America

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Ling Suen, Canada
185

A User-Centric Approach to Design Inclusive and Prosthetic Learning Environment for Autism

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Rachna Khare, India
383

Accessibility and Infrastructure in India: an Overview

       

[Abstract] [Paper]] [Presentation]

Sanjeev Sachdeva, India
231

Universal Design India Principles @ 2011; a Collaborative Process of Developing Design Principles

       

[Abstract] [Paper] [Presentation]

Gaurav Raheja, India

 

                       
01.15 pm - 02.00 pm
Networking Lunch

                                                

02.00 pm - 03.00 pm

       

Panel Discussion (Venue: Crystal Ball Room)

       

 

       

Theme: Strategies to promote Inclusive Communities

Moderator:
Mr. Christopher G. B. Mitchell, United Kingdom
02.00 pm - 02.05pm
Inviting and introducing the speakers
Speakers:
02.00 pm - 02.05pm
Mr. Pankaj Joshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
02.15pm - 02.25 pm
Mr. Campbell McKee, Independent Consultant, United Kingdom
02.15pm - 02.25 pm
Prof. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
02.35 pm - 02.45 pm
Dr. Lalita Sen, Texas Southern University, USA
02.45 pm - 03.00 pm
Floor participation

03.00 pm - 04.00 pm

       

Closing and Handover Ceremony

Concluding Remarks by Prof. Geetam Tiwari,
       
- Chair - International Scientific Committee, TRANSED 2012
Handover Ceremony and Speech by Ms. Sminu Jindal,
       
- Chair - International Steering Committee, TRANSED 2012 and Founder, Svayam
Inviting the Host for TRANSED 2015 for Handover
       
- Portuguese representatives of TRANSED 2015
          Prof. Rosario Macario, Lisbon Technical University
         

04.30 pm - 05.30 pm

         

TRB Committee Meeting (Venue: Regency V)

       

 

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