Thursday, October 22, 2015

Transportation Access and Experiences

Public Transit Survey for People with Disabilities

By Jill Bezyak

Advocates pose in front of the Road to Freedom bus
I would like to invite you to participate in a national survey titled, Transportation Access and Experiences. The survey is designed to improve understanding of accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities. This survey is being conducted by the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC), a collaborative research project of seven ADA Regional Centers (Lex Frieden and Joy Hammel) This project focuses on community living, community participation & work/economic participation disparities of people with disabilities (For more information, visit the website: These organizations would like to improve our understanding on transportation access of people with disabilities and use this information to make improvements at regional and national levels.

The survey is interested in receiving as many responses as possible from people with disabilities based on their personal experiences with public transportation. Please feel free to share the survey with potentially interested entities. The results will serve as crucial evidence to support improvements to accessible transportation. If you have any questions or comments regarding this survey, please contact Jill Bezyak from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at

Please use the link below to access and complete the survey:

Community and Work Participation Disparities for People with Disabilities A Program of the Americans with Disabilities Act Participatory Action Research Consortium  (ADA-PARC)
Jill Bezyak, Ph.D., CRC is an Associate Professor at the Human Rehabilitative Services School of Human Sciences, University of Northern Colorado