Voi supports development of Disability Inclusion Charter for Micromobility
The Disability Inclusion Charter sets out principles that manufacturers, operators and cities could use to support the roll-out of micro-mobility vehicles that ensure a safer and better end experience for all road users.
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Voi Technology has announced that it has supported the development of the Disability Inclusion Charter for Micromobility, as part of its commitment to implement and deploy micro-mobility services in a responsible way that will support more positive outcomes for everyone.
The Disability Inclusion Charter, developed by Open Inclusion, sets out commitments to providing an inclusive micro-mobility service, for both users and non-users. This has been developed following the collection of extensive feedback from workshops and surveys with respondents made up of community leaders and individual disability inclusion advocates with a wide range of perspectives, spanning from sight loss, hearing loss, mobility impairments, neurodiversity, mental health conditions, age related needs and chronic health conditions.
One of the workshop participants and disability advocates Dr Amit Patel said: “The creation of a practical charter for the micro-mobility sector is an enormous step forward towards ensuring high standards and consistency across systems and operations. These are high level principles that any manufacturer, operator or city could use to support the roll-out of micro-mobility vehicles/ e-scooters and in turn will help to ensure that users and citizens have clear expectations of their own and the providers responsibilities – ensuring a better end experience for all road users. Micro-mobility is the future of green travel and my hope is that this charter will be adopted widely and by the broadest range of stakeholders.”
Voi continues to work to address the needs of all people in the local community, regardless of ability or disability, age and other access needs. The company works with local communities, councils, special interest groups and others to make sure that micro-mobility is disability-inclusive whilst working to reduce pollution and congestion. According to Voi, this will ensure a more positive and equitable impact is created across the community and this charter sets out in detail how the operator should go about this.
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