Speaker: "Global Experiences of Disability"
Ann Frye is an international specialist in the mobility needs of older and disabled people. She advises public, commercial and professional bodies on sustainable policy solutions to meet mobility needs in all transport modes, and in the pedestrian environment.
She co-chairs the US Transportation Research Board sub- committee on International Activities in Accessible Transportation and Mobility. She also a Vice President of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies & Environments (GAATES) and chairs their Transport Committee.
She has led Europe-wide projects for the European Commission and the European Science Foundation to develop Standards and Best Practice in accessible buses and heavy rail services.
Ann has worked with the International Transport Forum and with the United Nations on the mobility implications of a global ageing population and equity in access to transport. Ann has worked in this field for over 30 years; until 2006 she headed the Mobility & Inclusion Unit in the UK Government Department for Transport where she delivered a major programme of research, legislation and policy to promote the mobility of disabled and older people in all areas of transport.
She is a visiting Professor at University College London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation in the UK and an honorary Transport Planning Professional.
For an abstract of Ann Frye’s talk, please click here.