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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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Larry Skutchan

American Printing House for the Blind
Director of Technology Product Research
Louisville, Kentucky
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 access, and screen access software. He received a BA from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Larry’s passion for creating groundbreaking user interfaces for people who are blind is the driving force behind uniqueness in functionality, simplicity, and effectiveness of APH’s software. Currently, Larry is working on the interfaces and techniques for bringing indoor maps and location information to blind users through the use of an app called Nearby Explorer. This app provides powerful tools to orient a person with visual impairment. When not working on technology products, he enjoys gardening, walking, and music.