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Innovation in Accessible Transport For All

Workshop Jointly organised by the World Bank and ITF
Location:   Washington, D.C.
Begins:   Jan 14, 2010 09:00
Ends:   Jan 14, 2010 17:30

ITF-WB Workshop Jan 14 2010

This workshop focused on the role of innovation in promoting effective solutions to the transport needs of disabled and older people in both developed and less developed economies. Read the Concept Note.

(View Final Program as PDF)


  • Jamal Saghir, Director, Energy, Transport and Water, World Bank
  • Arlene Turner, Director General, International and Intergovernmental Relations, Transport Canada (representing the Presidency of the International Transport Forum 2010)
  • Bassam Ramadan, Sector Manager, Human Development Network, Social Protection and Labor, World Bank

Overview of the Issues

Policy & Governance 

Design & Technology

  • Design for All
    Francesc Aragall, President, Design for All Foundation, Spain
  • What is Universal Design?
    Ann Frye, Director, Ann Frye Ltd and Co-Chair TRB sub-committee on International Activities in Accessible Transportation and Mobility
  • RERC on Accessible Public Transportation. Overview
    Edward Steinfeld, Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environment Access, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA


Working in Partnership


Implementation and Barriers to Progress

  • Closing the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality
    Lalita Sen, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University, USA and Co-Chair TRB Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility

Key Messages and Conclusions

  • Applying Innovative Approaches to Accessibility for All:

Last updated: 2010-01-27