Janice Valentine, CEO and founder of Hack Access – a non-profit organisation advocating for accessibility – discusses the 2020 Hackathon at Dublin Airport and how the organisation is working to make the travel experience for those with varying abilities a far smoother and more enjoyable experience.
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The autonomous vehicles, introduced by British Airways, were exclusively trialled at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Over 1,000 members of Stansted Airport staff have been trained to become Dementia Friends in a bid to make the airport more accessible.
Dublin Airport has partnered with Hack Access in a bid to improve the travel experience for passengers with reduced mobility.
Designed to soothe nervous fliers and passengers with hidden disabilities, the therapy dogs are now a semi-permanent feature at Southampton.
Which? Travel commissioned the survey in partnership with RiDC and found numerous poor accessibility services at airports.
Collaborating with multiple stakeholders and organisations, Liverpool John Lennon Airport has numerous initiatives in place for passengers with reduced mobility.
Manchester Airport has shown the progress made to its £1 billion 'super terminal' which is due to open in July 2020.
Dallas/Fort Worth and Winnipeg Richardson airports are to trial autonomous personal EVs to aid passengers with reduced mobility.
International Airport Review once again chose to recognise and highlight industry progression, with awards focused on celebrating excellence within airport operations. This year, we homed in on four key topics within the airport industry, and added our very first Readers’ Choice award.
The Seattle airport has announced new services aimed at meeting the needs of passengers with hidden disabilities, as well as PRMs, to make the experience as stress-free as possible.
Designed to inspire confidence, the videos demonstrate the possibilities for independent and semi-independent travel through the experiences of two PRMs.
Laurel van Horn, VP Director of Programmes at Open Doors Organization, summarises fi ndings from a three-year project sponsored by Airport Cooperative Research Programme (ACRP), with examples from numerous airports.