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Moving On Accessible Transport Round Table

Sat, 23/11/2013 - 12:30 - 16:30

 Accessible transport: the past, present and future

The Programme (draft)

1.00 Introductions

1.20 Presentations and discussion by Panel

3.00 Tea/Coffee Break

3.30 Announcement/presentation of video competition winners

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson (Video)
Q&A discussion from participants

4.30 Close and thank you speech with networking drinks at Museum cafe downstairs


The Panel:

Professor Andree Woodcock - leader of the Integrated Transport and Logistics Grand Challenge at Coventry School of Art and Design.

Christiane Link , founder of Ortegalink Ltd, is a successful journalist and businesswoman. Prior to Ortegalink Ltd, Christiane was an Editor at Germany’s leading news agency, German Press Agency (dpa), and a Broadcast Journalist at BBC.

Kirsten Hearn is a keen traveller and did a solo journey to Spain with public transport. At present she is an external member of the Office for Disability Issues Disability Delivery board and a member of the Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. For eight years (from 2000), Kirsten was a member of the Transport for London Board where she championed social inclusion.

Philip Barham is currently Director of Philip Barham Freelance Consulting Ltd, specialising in policy research relating to the accessibility of public transport for older and disabled people. Prior to turning freelance, in 2011, Philip was a Senior Associate for Transport & Travel Research, for some ten years, where his clients included the European Commission, DPTAC, the Department for Transport, the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government. Philip is a member of the Access Association, and also of ITS UK’s Inclusive Mobility Interest Group.

Zara Todd is active in working for youth participation such as for the Alliance for Inclusive Education. At present, she is the Senior Development Officer at the Council for Disabled Children. Previously she was the lead on surface transport on the Independent Disability Advisory Group (IDAG) at Transport for London and is now frequently seen on television (ch 4) for #nogoBritain transport issues.

Richard Rieser will be chairing the Round Table discussion. Richard is the founder of Disability History Month and the managing director of World of Inclusion Ltd and an expert disabled international equality trainer, consultant and teacher.

Booking Information

Book online here

Registration at the Starley suite from 12.30