Learn more about the adaptation of community services during the COVID Pandemic

MAP team members recently published an article titled “Exploratory study on the adaptation of online services offered to people with disabilities, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic” in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Adaptive Technology. The article explores the adaptation of healthcare services during the COVID pandemic from in-person to virtual, focusing on the implications for people with disabilities. Through their research, the team identified key facilitators and barriers that impacted the access to care for people with disabilities as well as potential areas of improvement that would support the ongoing accessibility of these community services. You can click on the links below to read the full article or learn more about the project!

Learn more about how public transportation policies impact people with disabilities in Canada and the US 

The following infographics were prepared by the Active Transportation Policy Analysis project team. To learn more about this research project click HERE.

Infographic 1: The following document explains what public transportation is and some of the issues experienced by people with disabilities. 

Infographic 2: The document below is an introduction to public transportation policies and how it “works” in Canada and the US. 

Infographic 3: The following document presents the results of the analysis that compare public transportation policies in Chicago and Vancouver. 

Presentation about inclusive mobility in the age of smart cities: the role of intelligence and geospatial data

MAP Researcher Mir Mostafavi is leading a presentation entitled
“Inclusive mobility in the era of smart cities: the role of intelligence and geospatial data”

Date and time: Thursday November 23 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Language: French

Event link https://ulaval.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5MrdOGoqjkjEtCDACa4Ti4Etg5yjU9xJG2u

Presentation summary: Improving the social participation of people with disabilities (PWDs) is a major challenge in Canada and internationally. For the vast majority of these people, getting around independently is an essential condition for carrying out their daily activities (e.g., working, going to the market, participating in community life). With this in mind, we’re going to find out how the use of geospatial navigation technologies adapted to the profiles of IAPs can greatly help them get around more safely in urban environments. We will present the adapted navigation requirements of IAPs, and then discuss the work of the MobiliSIG project, which aims to offer a navigation solution adapted to the needs of manual wheelchair users.