Are self-driving cars the future of mobility for disabled people?


Self-driving cars could revolutionize how disabled people get around their communities and even travel far from home. Self-driving cars present fundamentally new ways to think about transportation and accessibility.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.