Developing the HADRIAN inclusive design tool to provide a personal journey planner

HADRIAN is a computer-based inclusive design tool that was originally developed through the EPSRC ‘EQUAL’ initiative, and is being enhanced with funding from the EPSRC Sustainable Urban Environments programme. The tool is being expanded to include data on an individual’s ability to undertake a variety of transport-related tasks, such as vehicle ingress/egress, coping with uneven surfaces, steps, escalators, lifts, street furniture and complex pedestrian environments. A specific feature of the enhanced HADRIAN tool will be a journey planner that compares an individual’s physical, cognitive and emotional abilities with the demands that will placed upon that individual depending on the mode(s) of transport available and the route options.