Thank you for visiting our survey site!
You are being invited to participate in a research study by taking this anonymous survey to identify factors that contribute to ramp-related incidents and injuries when entering or exiting a public transit bus using a wheelchair ramp. If you've never experienced a ramp-related incident we would still like to hear from you, as that is important information too.
If you are 18 years of age or older, use a wheelchair or scooter as your primary means of mobility, and you have accessed a public transit bus using a wheelchair ramp similar to those shown below during the past three years, we welcome your participation in this survey. Or, if you are a family member or personal assistant for someone who meets these criteria, you may complete this survey.
This survey is part of a research study funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR Grant No. H133G11074). There are no known risks involved with participating in this survey, and the information collected may not benefit you directly. However, the information learned from all survey responses may be helpful to others. If you have any questions or concerns after reading this page, you may contact the researcher via telephone or email (see contact information at bottom of page).
We value your time. We have strived to streamline this survey to obtain useful information in a relatively short time period. Depending on your travel experiences, we anticipate this survey will take 15-25 minutes to complete.
This information will be used strictly for research purposes. This information will be used to describe ramp and/or vehicle features/components that contribute to ramp-related incidents. This information will also be used to develop ramp design guidelines that improve the accessibility, usability and safety of vehicle wheelchair ramps.