Design for all: multimodal transport hubs and travelers with visual Impairments (timodev project)

The development of public transport increases the multimodal trip solutions, and the development of multimodal transport hubs. The main challenge for operators is to facilitate the shift between the different public transport modes, with the best coherence, readability and compatibility. Several studies have mainly focused on the presentation of information design facilitating the connections between transport modes, but few of these investigated multimodality for people with visual impairments. TIMoDeV project has two main objectives: 1/ to gather knowledge about the processes of multimodal transportation hub design and 2/ to study the behavior of people with visual impairments in ultimodality situations. The first step was done through interviews of multimodal transport hub designers. The second step focused on the behavior of people with visual impairments. Commented trips were made by 12 people with visual impairments (blind and partially sighted persons) in Lyon. The participants were filmed along a regular trip involving more than two transport modes and their verbalizations were recorded. These commented trips showed different strategies and behaviors related to the functional abilities of the participants and the environmental features. This data will be used to propose recommendations to the network designers in order to optimize the design of multimodal hubs for all travelers.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 16 p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01688915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Amenagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Contract Numbers: TIMODEV PROJECT
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2018 10:18AM