Who studies the accessibility of transportation?
Located at Oregon State University, the mission of the National Center for Accessible Transportation (NCAT) is to make public transportation safer, seamless, and dignified for everyone. It engages almost forty transportation agencies, human service organizations, and other collaborators.
NCAT projects conduct research and development with respect to both ground and air transportation. For example, collaborators employ biomechanics to address barriers in airplane boarding, lavatory facilities, seat transfers and communication technologies to meet the needs of individuals with sensory and cognitive impairments. In addition to this work NCAT offers opportunities for high school and college students to conduct interdisciplinary work.
Information regarding current projects at NCAT and project collaborators can be found on the Center's website.