ADS Advance

06 March 2024

Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place leadership, has announced a set of accessibility technology trials in collaboration with Glasgow Airport.

The trials are being carried out in March as part of the Connected Airport Living Lab programme.

Glasgow Airport has one of the highest percentages of ‘people with disabilities and reduced mobility’ (PRM) passengers of any UK airport. Last year it welcomed more than 110,000 PRM passengers and received the Civil Aviation Authority’s highest ‘Very Good’ rating in their Annual Accessibility Report.

Now a group of innovators will join the Airport’s accessibility team, user research specialists from Connected Places Catapult, and inclusive research agency Open Inclusion in the terminal to run a series of live trials over two days. They will capture participants’ interactions with the technologies and gather feedback as to how users respond. Ultimately the aim is to generate insights that will aid the development of the solutions and help set these businesses up for future success.

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