Thousands with hidden disabilities benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme

30 December 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• New figures show 12,299 people awarded Blue Badge under new criteria • Since August 2019, people with non-visible conditions such as dementia, epilepsy or Parkinson’s are eligible • Changes to Blue Badge scheme continue the UK’s world-leading plans to make the transport network more accessible Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other “invisible” disabilities have gained access

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Department for Transport: Audio and visual funding for buses will make journeys accessible for all

29 October 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• £2million to provide audio and visual equipment for buses to improve journeys for everyone including those with visual or hearing impairment • DfT launches new communications campaign ‘It’s everyone’s journey’ to improve disabled people’s experiences on public transport • Call for partners to sign up to the campaign and join partners already supporting it including British Airways, LNER and

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Department for Transport: Disabled people to benefit from better journeys thanks to service station funding

24 September 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• Government awards 22 Motorway Service Areas funding for Changing Places toilets • Second round of funding, extended to include A-Roads, launched by Department for Transport • Next in series of improvements by the Secretary of State for Transport to create a more accessible transport network, helping disabled people travel safely and with confidence Journeys will be easier and more

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DFT: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Future of Mobility Grand Challenge

1 August 2018

On the 30th of July the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles launched a package of announcements that will form one of the first public outputs from the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge – a key part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Innovation in UK science and engineering is driving the profound change taking place in how we move people,

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