Take part in the RNIB survey on The Office of Road and Rail consultation on assisted travel

7 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel.   The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have launched a consultation on improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel by proposing changes to their Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance. Every train and station operator must set out the arrangements and assistance they will provide to protect the interests of disabled people

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Access to transport for disabled people

18 October 2018
Source: Parliament / Workplace

The ‘Access to Transport for Disabled People’ briefing paper was published today. The paper explains the legislative frameworks and policies that apply to public transport users with disabilities or reduced mobility. The UK is rapidly approaching the point where all buses, coaches and trains must be accessible to disabled people (January 2020) and in many cases these vehicles already meet

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BBC News: Disabled train users to get new ‘life-changing’ app

28 September 2018
Source: BBC News

A “life-changing” app that can track disabled rail users in real-time will be rolled out nationwide. The app will update station staff on where a passenger is at any point, useful in the event of a delay, change of platform or missed train. Four rail companies are using an early version, with the full one to be available across Britain

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RNIB Scotland is working with bus operators across the country to make bus journeys more accessible. Is there a local bus service you’d like to tell us about?

25 September 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Whether good or bad, we want to hear from you. Rate your bus journey and help us identify  which services across the country are great or could-do-better. Please note: we may send your feedback to the bus company you have reviewed, we’ll remove your name so you won’t be identified. Rate your bus journey questionnaire

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Department for Transport: Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network

25 July 2018
Source: Department for Transport

New strategy will improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities. New measures, backed by hundreds of million pounds, will help ensure all disabled people can travel confidently and easily. The Department for Transport has today (25 July 2018) set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy, which will improve accessibility across all types of

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VISION 2020 UK response to the Disability and the built environment inquiry 2016

15 August 2017

Response VISION 2020 UK is dedicated to the proposition that accessible environments are key to independence. However integrated accessibility, between different areas of the public realm is a non-negotiable. You could have an incredibly accessible building next to inaccessible transport links. VISION 2020 UK considers accessibility as a wide concept that includes the prevention and elimination of obstacles that pose

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The Independent: It’s time to hit business that fail their disabled customers where it really hurts – in the pocket

12 January 2017
Source: The Indepenent

The net effect of such legislation might ultimately only be that disabled people get treated equally as shabbily as their able-bodied fellow passengers, but this would still amount to progress. Flying can be a depressing experience at the best of times. When you have disabilities, however, it can feel more like an unpleasant medical procedure. Take the experience of Frank Gardner,

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