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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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Robert Wall Emerson

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Western Michigan University
Professor
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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 blind travel for over 25 years. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed articles and 6 book chapters on a wide variety of topics involving navigation of people who are blind and teaching children who are blind. He has worked on research projects funded by the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH), the Office of Special Education Projects (OSEP), the Institute for Educational Sciences (IES), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Some of the areas he has researched includes accessible pedestrian signals, hybrid and electric vehicles, access to complex intersections including roundabouts and channelized turn lanes, acoustics in navigation, braille literacy, and long cane biomechanics.