Inclusive Design Challenge Forum


This forum provides an opportunity for project teams and potential advisors to connect with each other to collaborate and inform proposals. Teams participating in the Inclusive Design Challenge are strongly encouraged to identify representatives from both industry and the disability community. These representatives may serve as advisors and/or team members and help inform the direction of their idea based on their knowledge and expertise. Strong proposals will be well-informed by a rich understanding of user needs and industry conditions.

How it works:
  • Post a comment about your interest. For example, are you a team seeking an advisor, an advisor seeking a team, or do you have general question on the topic for your peers? If you are looking to connect with others, provide a way for them to contact you. All comments will be public information.
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  1. Available team member or advisor with a PhD in human factors engineering, a disability, and extensive experience with paratransit

    I have a PhD from Virginia Tech and was the chair person of the disability advisory commission and transportation advisory commission in Arlington Virginia for six years. I recently moved to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. I would like to make myself available to work with any project teams as I feel the goals of the inclusive design challenge are worthwhile and I can contribute a lot. Please check out my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-staderman-3099151/. please e-mail me to discuss further: wstaderman@verizon.net.

    William Staderman

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