30 credits at level HE7
The aims of the module are to develop in the student :
1. Understanding and the ability to evaluate accessible transport issues.
2. An analytical insight into the current developments within the transport industry and in particular the impact these developments will have upon accessible transport in terms of improving access for disabled people.
3. An ability to analyse various transport scenarios and hence propose viable solutions which may include current high and low technological elements.
4. introduce and investigate the concept of access issues which affect disabled (and older) people who use public transport
Transport policy specific to inclusive transport, for example, the Disability Discrimination Act; Department for Transport Guidance; Public Body Disability Equality Schemes: Rail Authority Vehicle Regulations.
Local, national, European strategies and their impacts upon inclusive transport. Ethical, social, financial. political and demographic imperatives and drivers.
The role and effectiveness of the charitable and voluntary sector in terms of delivering accessible transport solutions.
The evaluation of contemporary surveys for example Help the Aged (2005), EMTA Survey (2006), Older People and Public Transport, RNID Survey (2004)
Impacts and potential consequences of demographic shifts within the UK and Europe.
Discuss, Devise and evaluate Performance Measures/Indicators/ Toolkits which assess Accessible Transport performance.
Analysis of Issues that constrain the use of transport for older and disabled people typically public transport access relating to vehicle and infrastructure for people with mental health problems, physical, sensory, cognitive and learning disabilities.
The evaluation of Mobility related barriers under headings such as; general access and specific access issues affordability, safety/security, accessibility, comfort, information and ease of use etc.
Attitude studies which examine the design approach, the user, the operator.
Increasing Opportunities for the development and learning of independent travel skills.
Recognising and developing Transport's contribution to social inclusion.
The impacts of Technology specific to the promotion of inclusive transport, the ethical issues, the financial issues etc.
Establishing and evaluating the unmet travel needs of the older disabled people with focus upon the need to promote independence, quality of life , ramifications to society, etc.
Exploration of opportunities and solutions with respect to inclusive transport.
A variety of academic and work based teaching and learning methods including; lectures, tutorials, workshops, videos, presentations, independent study, directed reading and site visits will be employed to develop the skills and knowledge of the student.
Study will be structured to provide a balance between the acquisition of knowledge and opportunities for the student to demonstrate understanding as well as analytical and evaluation abilities of the factors associated with inclusive transport.
Typical allocation of working hours would be 40 % Lectures , 30 % tutorials and 30 % site work.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate the ability to understand and critically evaluate the impacts of specific policy and legislation and be able to relate this to disabled people and the accessible transport agenda.||Analyse given case studies which contain appropriate access issues. Be able to present and justify the results in a professional manner.|
|2.||Explore the implications of Transport surveys and assess their accuracy and robustness. To apply this to develop accessible transport strategies.||Produce a formal evaluative report based upon primary data which addresses transport access issues.|
|3.||Analyse and evaluate mobility barriers and generate solutions which overcome the barriers.||Generate a "design solution" which focuses on improving access.|
|4.||Recognise ethical situations and apply ethical and organisational values to transport situations and choices.||Evaluate a specific case study and generate a procedure which justifies designing a solution to the problem whilst interpreting and applying the legal and ethical framework.|
|5.||Investigate technological developments and position their effectiveness within the context of inclusive travel.||Examine a given case study and generate a cost justification document which supports the findings.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||An individual case study which contains crucial inclusive transport elements.||A case study which contains appropriate inclusive transport issues and is dealt with by a small number of group members.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Burnett, Alan (2005) : In the right place. Accessibility, local services for older people.
Breda, J. and Schoenmakers, D. (2006) : Age a dubious criterion in legislation. Ageing and Society Vol. 26.
Department for Transport (2005) : Focus on Personal Travel: The Stationery Office.
Help the Aged (2006) : Local Bus Services and Travel Concessions.
Experiences and views of older people. An urban case study.
Mayor of London (2006) : Valuing older people. the Mayor of London's Older People Strategy..
Transport Research Centre (2003) : the SIZE project-state -of -the art report.
Vehicle Standards Consultation number four (2007) : Commission for Taxi Regulation.
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