Training, Use and Experience of Regular Collective Transport in Montréal by Peoples With Motor Functional Limitations
Keywords:public transportation, disability, motor functional limitations, training, social participation
In 2018 and 2019, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) developed training materials aiming to facilitate use of public transportation by persons with motor functional limitations. After two group tests, a focus group has been realized with experts from community, rehabilitation and governmental areas in order to improve the training material. In spring 2019, the training has been offers to twelve persons with motor functional limitations and an interdisciplinary research team realized the assessment. Prior to the training, participants have first been assessed with regard on their knowledge of transport network as well as their motor abilities and travel objectives. After the seven-hour training including theoretical and practical activities followed by a short individual training, people had to document twelve trips made independently using a travel dairy in order to document the effects of the training / training in their use of regular transport. Finally, after making their travels, their views were gathered through one-on-one interviews. The results of the studies reveal that the development of this training, theoretical and practical, contribute to increased regular public transportation used and facilitate social participation of the participants. This project shows all the importance of practical exercises and scenarios, travel planning, problems solving and defensing regular public transportation user rights.
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