Our Mobility investigates how travel behaviors and experiences vary because of factors like age, race, gender, income, and especially disability.
News and Updates
The pilot study was a success and feedback and improvements underway! Funding has been secured to conduct a large-scale study, and the improved methods will be used for part of a research project funded by the (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program to better understand transportation challenges for people with disabilities, especially for those who have difficulty finding transportation to work. The following three studies will be conducted in the next year, with screening and enrollment expected to take place in late September / early October, 2018. Sign up below to be notified when recruitment starts!
1) Our Mobility Disability Comparison Study
Purpose: To collect mobility data for a general sample of people with and without disabilities in order to compare to mobility patterns (see pilot study methods). Projected enrollment: 200 participants
2) New York Disability, Transportation, and Technology Survey
Purpose: to better understand how people with disabilities living in New York travel and the kinds of barriers they face in the public transportation environment. The survey will also ask questions about awareness of supports for transportation available through local transportation and service agencies and through the federal government, and about access to smartphones, computers, and the internet. Projected enrollment: 500 participants
3) NYC Transit Training Intervention
The purpose of this study is to develop a resource and training guide with tools, tips, and information for people with disabilities living in New York City who have difficulty with transportation. The study will take place for two weeks several months apart to see if there are associations with the use of the guide and changes in behaviors and attitudes related to mobility. People who receive social security benefits like supplemental security income (SSI) and social security disability insurance (SSDI) will be eligible for this paid study. Projected enrollment: 100 participants
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OurMobility is generously supported by a Digital Innovation Grant and Early Research Initiative Grant from the Provost’s Office at The Graduate Center, CUNY,
and the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program.