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Dear guests and friends,

Patrick Ying-Ping YehSince the United Nations passed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in December 2006, Eden has been proactively promoting the spirits underlying every right protected by the Convention. Eden has spared no effort in constructing and offering both persons with disabilities and the elderly with comprehensive services. Furthermore, it is our mission to exchange viewpoints and experience on this globally significant issue with the international community. We feel greatly privileged to organize the 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons in 2018, which will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center from November 12th to 15th.

The theme of the conference is “Mobility for All: Connecting the World with Accessible Transportation.” Starting with a plenary lecture, the conference continues with a variety of discussions, in which researchers, practitioners, service providers, policy planners, educators, and experts in the field of aging from around the world are invited to discuss the latest on accessible transportation. Formats will include keynote speeches, topic discussions, thesis poster exhibitions, practical on-site exhibits. Workshops focusing on special issues will allow participants to gain awareness and understand academic application, industry exchange and experience sharing from various relevant fields in the world. These exchanges will in turn create a common platform for brainstorming and learning, bringing forth the multifaceted thinking and innovative development of industry, the public sector, and academia.

We sincerely invite you to participate at TRANSED 2018, a great opportunity for synergy in the fields of academia, cutting edge technologies and enterprises connect and network. Through the research presentations, booth exhibitions and promotional materials in the conference manual, participants will gain a broader global perspective of this issue, with the aim to creating exchange and mutual benefits. We look forward to your active support, participation and sponsorship. Together, we will drive the general public in Taiwan to seriously regard the accessible environment and services, promote the exchange with international accessible network, and strive for a barrier free society, built with hearts and minds without barriers!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons, we send our warmest regards and wish the greatest success for the conference.

Patrick Ying-Ping Yeh,
President, Eden Social Welfare Foundation
Honorary Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, TRANSED 2018


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