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Participate in a study to explore how people with mobility impairments cope with disruptions

10 February 2016

From extreme weather phenomena to routine public transport cancellations, unexpected disruptions in our mobility can impact the ability to reach and engage with our day-to-day activities.

Bus While these can be unpleasant for anyone, little is known on how people with mobility impairments cope with such disruptions.

UCL invites people with mobility impairments to participate in their experiment "Maintaining accessibility in disruptions. Evaluating disabled people's capability to complete activities with respect to mobility". 

What's in it for me?

  • All participants will be reimbursed for their time with £30 in Amazon vouchers.
  • You will help us understand travel behaviour in disruptions and influence policy development, which reflects the diverse needs of Londoners.


  • People with mobility impairments (e.g. wheelchair users, crutches users etc.)
  • Living, working or studying in London.
  • Have an Android phone or an iPhone.


  • You will need to download and install an app and use it for a period of a month. The app itself works in the background and requires minimal user input (less than a minute per day).
  • The user input is in the form of travel diary questionnaire and reporting any type of travel disruptions.

To register your interest please complete this form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

For any questions please visit our website or contact the student researcher, Thanos Bantis via: thanos.bantis.13@ucl.ac.uk.

The project has UCL ethics approval - reference number: 7111/001

Thanos Bantis, UCL Centre of Urban Sustainability and Resilience