The Accessibility Symposium Programme is up!

Hello everyone,

just a quick announcement to let you know that we have worked out a programme for the three day symposium. Here’s an overview:

Day 1: Keynote speakers and Q&As.

Day 2: One keynote speaking session with discussions, workshops which include a mapping party and a human movement measuring demonstration.

Day 3: Talks on funding opportunities, and developing bi-lateral projects for the future.

A PDF version of the schedule can be accessed here. Please keep in mind that the symposium is still a few weeks away, so it is subject to changes.

You can still register to participate! Just click through to our Eventbrite.

See you soon!


Registration extended and UCL Ageing Festival

The Accessibility Symposium has been asked to be part of the UCL Ageing Festival and so we have decide to extend the registration period and also  split the registration so that you  can register for the first day of talks only or for the whole symposium.

Like to register as part of the UCL Ageing Festival? UCL’s Festival of Ageing will seek to address some of the questions that arise from an ageing population but which straddle traditional disciplinary boundaries.  By encouraging cross-disciplinary conversation and collaboration, UCL hopes to create new perspectives, which will guide and deepen the ageing debate in future years. Accessibility is a key element in ensuring a high  quality of life of elderly people. Come along and hear key note speakers from across the UK and Japan discuss how they are advancing the measuring and mapping of accessibility and how this all leads to an ever increasing level of accessibility and quality of life for people. Register here

Like to take part in the whole symposium? Following our day of talks we will get busy working in small groups to decide on :

  1. Key metrics which should be adopted to measure accessibility. We will also be discussing how these can be mapped or otherwise used by end users, transport planners and those in the medical community.
  2. Developing initial ideas into project ideas which can be developed beyond the life of this symposium. An evening reception will follow the final proceedings of the first day of the symposium

Eventbrite - The Accessibility Symposium

Welcome to The Accessibility Symposium site.

High Quality JSPS LogoThe Accessibility Symposium will take place at University College London from the 9th – 11th December and is kindly sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) London Symposium Scheme.

The theme of the symposium is Measuring Accessibility by Mapping Mobility.

The aim of the symposium is to define metrics and methods to measure accessibility especially through mapping methodologies. Exemplar projects and keynote speakers will be drawn from across the UK and Japan.

The final day of the symposium will build these metrics and mapping technologies into future collaborative projects.

If you  would like to join the symposium please register your interest here  by the 1st September. The symposium team will be announced on the 1st October.

The Symposium is being run by Catherine Holloway and  Tatsuto Suzuki, we can be contacted by emailing: