Sensory impairments: How do you move around if you cannot see or hear?
Mobility impairments: How do you navigate stairs in a wheelchair?
Aging and technology: How might we help seniors order a Lyft or Uber?
Active lifestyles: How could we help older residents feel fit and energized?
Getting around can be a challenge for anyone, but particularly for people with disabilities and the elderly population. What does this mean for mobility in San Diego? First of all, approximately 17% of San Diegans have some form of physical, sensory, mental, or cognitive impairment that affects their mobility. Aging also affects one’s ability to move freely around the city; and individuals over the age of 60 represent the fastest growing segment of the population. In fact, the number of San Diego’s senior residents is expected to double by 2030! How can we improve accessibility in San Diego with the specific needs of people with impairments and elderly people in mind?