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Portland State University’s College of Education and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) are excited to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary summit. We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. Themes will examine technological innovations that improve accessibility and wayfinding; smart cities; interdisciplinary approaches for intersections; unequal access to safe roads for those with disabilities who are persons of color; and opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on the Cascadia region.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Questions? Contact us at omsummit@pdx.eduIf you’re having trouble reading the program, please contact us or access a print version here: https://mobilitymatters2019.sched.com/print
General Admission: $130
Students: $45
Refund Policy: All refunds closed Feb 18th, substitutions accepted at no charge.

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Monday, March 11 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Walkabout Workshop: Mobile Tours on the PSU Campus

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There will be three simultaneous walkabout groups that will be lead by your afternoon session leader.
  • 4th Avenue Intersection Analyses (Stephen Smith, John Lannutti, and Robert Wall Emerson's group)
  • Travel Route Analysis on Campus (Eric Sinagra, Kimberly Kahn, & Marisa Trujillo DeMull’s group)
  • Wayfinding and Interactive Tactile Maps in the Millar Library (Craig Meador, Larry Skutchan, Denise Snow, Liz Schaller, Amy Parker, Martin Swobodzinski, Holly Lawson, & Michael Cantino's group)

Speakers
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John Lannutti

Professor, Ohio State University
John J. Lannutti is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering within The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio). He received his BS and MS degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 1982 and 1984, respectively.  He then worked for Alzeta... Read More →
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Denise Snow

Technical Communications Specialist, American Printing House for the Blind
Denise Snow is a Technical Communications Specialist for the American Printing House for the Blind. As a member of the Accessible Cities Committee at APH, she works with local and national blindness agencies, and with local government and transportation officials, to make Louisville... Read More →
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Amy Parker

Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Portland State University, O&M Program
Amy Parker, EdD, COMS, is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Orientation and Mobility Program in the Special Education Department. In 2009 she completed her doctorate in special education, with an emphasis in deafblindness and a certification in orientation and mobility... Read More →
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Holly Lawson

Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Portland State University, VIL Program
Holly Lawson, PhD, is the coordinator of the Visually Impaired Learner program. Since 1994, she has worked in the VIL field, beginning as a residential instructor for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and then the Peace Corps in Morocco. Her master’s and PhD are... Read More →
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Robert Wall Emerson

Professor, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Western Michigan University
Robert Wall Emerson, Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University. He is a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, has worked as a teacher of children who are blind, and has been conducting research into aspects of... Read More →
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Larry Skutchan

Director of Technology Product Research, American Printing House for the Blind
Larry Skutchan is the Director of Technology Product Research at the American Printing House for the Blind. He is also currently President of the Transforming Braille Group, LLC; and he was previously CEO of Microtalk (1984-2007) where he wrote innovative word processing, terminal... Read More →
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Craig Meador

President, American Printing House for the Blind
Dr. Craig Meador was announced as President of the American Printing House for the Blind in December, 2015. Dr. Meador is a former teacher and educational leader for children who are blind and visually impaired. Before assuming the presidency, Dr. Meador served as APH’s Vice President... Read More →
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Stephen Smith

Professor, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon
Stephen Smith is a research professor in robotics. His interests are in artificial intelligence, primarily in the areas of constraint-based search and optimization, automated planning and scheduling, configurable and adaptive problem-solving systems, multi-agent and multi-robot coordination... Read More →
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Martin Swobodzinski

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Swobodzinski in an assistant professor in the department of geography at Portland State University with a specialization in geographic information science. He is also a collaborator on the Digital City Testbed Center (DCTC) and the past director of the Center for Spatial Analysis... Read More →
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Eric Sinagra

CEO, pathVu
Eric Sinagra is CEO and co-founder of pathVu.Mr. Sinagra graduated in 2011 from Duquesne University, completing his B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics. Mr. Sinagra went on to receive his M.S. in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh’s School... Read More →
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Kimberly Kahn

Associate Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Kimberly Barsamian Kahn is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Portland State University, and leads the Gender, Race, and Sexual Prejudice (GRASP) Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, with minors in Sport Psychology... Read More →
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Marisa Trujillo DeMull

Engineering Designer, Alta Planning + Design
With a passion for combining safety and equity, Marisa Trujillo DeMull is a life-long social justice activist. From her early days as a political and labor organizer to her current work on ADA accessible pedestrian design, she has focused her career on providing our most vulnerable... Read More →
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Michael Cantino

Accessibility Specialist, Portland Community College
Michael Cantino is an Accessibility Specialist at Portland Community College and a Student Research Assistant at Portland State University. Before joining PCC in 2017, Michael worked in K-12 special education for 11 years, specializing in supporting students with behavioral challenges... Read More →
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Liz Schaller

Digital Assets and Metadata Librarian, American Printing House for the Blind
Elizabeth Schaller is the Digital Assets and Metadata Librarian at APH. She is a member of the APH Accessible Cities Committee, and in this capacity she gathers research and spearheads projects that support the APH vision of making Louisville the most accessible city in the United... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
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