Transportation Research

 

I research how to make public transit accessible to all.

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Priorities, Technology, & Power: Co-designing an Inclusive Transit Agenda in Kampala, Uganda

While investigating the impact of mobile technologies and ride-share solutions, we uncovered a multitude of unexpected stakeholders in the transit system that impact users with disabilities. 

Kirabo, L., Carter, E. J., Barry, D., & Steinfeld, A. (2021, May). Priorities, Technology, & Power: Co-Designing an Inclusive Transit Agenda in Kampala, Uganda. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-11). (link)

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"You are asking me to pay for my legs": Exploring the Experiences, Perceptions, and Aspirations of Informal Public Transportation Users in Kampala and Kigali

Smart technologies can automate and increase inequalities. We investigated the experiences of persons with disabilities in Uganda and Rwanda to discover discrimination, harassment, and other inequities in the transportation system; preference patterns for the use of various transportation modes; inaccessible app interfaces; and perceptions of social hierarchies impacting innovation.

Kirabo, L., Carter, E. J., & Steinfeld, A. (2020, June). "You are asking me to pay for my legs": Exploring the Experiences, Perceptions, and Aspirations of Informal Public Transportation Users in Kampala and Kigali. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (pp. 136-147). (link)

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