New Resource from NADTC Helps Transportation Providers Address the Needs of Older Passengers with Vision Loss

Developed with transportation providers in mind, a new guide from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) and the American Foundation for the Blind provides resources and information on understanding aging and vision loss, possible solutions to transportation challenges, travel training and orientation and what transportation providers can do to better serve older riders with vision loss.

A companion training resource for drivers is also available on their website.  Continue reading

New Resource: ‘Age- and Dementia Friendly Design Considerations for Physical Infrastructure’

The Massachusetts Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and All Other Dementias created a workgroup with a goal of defining age-and dementia friendly design considerations for physical infrastructure, disseminating those findings and advocating for their inclusion in relevant state funding programs.

That workgroup is pleased to share the culmination of that work in the form of a guide titled Age and Dementia Friendly Design Considerations for Physical Infrastructure, which highlights design considerations supporting people living with dementia and focused on four types of infrastructure: Continue reading

NADTC Conducting Survey to Guide Work Promoting Transportation for Older Adults, People with Disabilities

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) – a program of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Easterseals and USAging with guidance from ACL – wants to hear about challenges and promising practices in providing accessible transportation to older adults and people with disabilities. Survey responses will help influence the work NADTC does next year.

Take their brief survey by September 28 to share your thoughts.

League of American Bicyclists Release City and State Fact Sheets to Promote Active Transportation

As part of the Benchmarking Project from the League of American Bicyclists to report and analyze public data about biking and walking, the organization is publishing fact sheets on biking and walking for each of the 50 states and 76 cities.

The project is part of an effort to better publicize existing data to understand how cities or states can get more people safely and easily biking, walking and rolling to everyday destinations, and therefore get more people physically active. Continue reading