Human Services Network of Colorado

Transportation and Technology Options for People with Mobility Challenges

  • 08/21/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 59

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Transportation is a major obstacle for people with disabilities, with more than 500,000 never leaving their homes simply because they lack a way to get around, according to a new report. The reasons vary, but a report from The American Association of People with Disabilities and The Leadership Conference Education Fund found extensive problems for those living in both urban and rural locales when it comes to getting from point A to point B. The problems persist even as the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public transportation systems to be accessible.

New technologies are being created to assist people with mobility challenges. This workshop will help participants to become more familiar with the different ways in which technology and transportation are intersecting to give people with mobility challenges more options.

Participants will:

  • Review technology updates from familiar current providers – e.g. Access-a-Ride, IntelliRide, DRMAC’s Getting There
  • Learn about Boulder County Mobility for All’s Technology Ambassador Program and how volunteer peer ambassadors are helping Boulder County residents master technology to access Uber, Lyft, RTD Mobile ticketing, and more.
  • Receive a demonstration of DRMAC’s new paratransit app to help Metro area residents find transportation options

Eligible for 1.5 CEUs

PRESENTERS

Carol Buchanan is the Director of Programs at Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC) where she oversees DRMAC’s program initiatives to achieve mobility and access for all. This includes stakeholder and member engagement, publication of DRMAC’s annual transportation guide, staffing the Transportation Information and Assistance Center, and coordinating transit related educational workshops and forums. Carol has over 30 years of experience in the field of human services working with various communities. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from James Madison University.

Angel Bond is the Boulder County Mobility for All Program Manager. She has over twenty years’ experience in the public sector, demonstrating consistent success coordinating collaborative projects and bringing together diverse interests at the international, national, regional, and local levels of government. Angel’s work ranges from facilitating the Mobility for All Coordinating Coalition to planning and implementing projects that improve access to multimodal transportation options for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and low-income households. She led the Mobility for All Technology Ambassador Project, which was awarded the 2020 Boulder County Pinnacle Award for Inclusion by the Board of County Commissioners.

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