Abstract

Technology advances extend our opportunities for social participation by enabling our ability to establish actual and virtual connections. While these changes prompt new forms of social engagement beyond physical mobility, such advances seem to not have truly augmented the ability of young people with disabilities to self-determine their access to places for work, health or play. This paper reports the creative synergy of four disciplines through co-creation and mixed methods approach that extend our understanding of young people experiences of journeys to work. From relevant policy to surveys and field work, our three-stage research investigated the limiting factors and enablers that make their daily journeys. The results informed our scenario approach to representing current and desired future seamless journeys, as a tool that brings together transport end-users and stakeholders views. Findings from our research aim to inform the design of a more smoothly transition of young people into the workforce.

Keywords:

Mobility, Scenario Design, Transformative Services, Policy, Disability

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Seamless Journeys to Work: A multifaceted approach to exploring daily journey to work experiences of young people with disabilities

Technology advances extend our opportunities for social participation by enabling our ability to establish actual and virtual connections. While these changes prompt new forms of social engagement beyond physical mobility, such advances seem to not have truly augmented the ability of young people with disabilities to self-determine their access to places for work, health or play. This paper reports the creative synergy of four disciplines through co-creation and mixed methods approach that extend our understanding of young people experiences of journeys to work. From relevant policy to surveys and field work, our three-stage research investigated the limiting factors and enablers that make their daily journeys. The results informed our scenario approach to representing current and desired future seamless journeys, as a tool that brings together transport end-users and stakeholders views. Findings from our research aim to inform the design of a more smoothly transition of young people into the workforce.

 

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