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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Rail industry appoints first ombudsman to improve complaints procedure for customers

26 November 2018
Source: Rail Delivery Group

Rail industry appoints ‘Dispute Resolution Ombudsman’ to rule on complaints as part of the rail industry’s plan to change and improve. Working on behalf of train operators and Network Rail, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has appointed Dispute Resolution Ombudsman to establish the first ombudsman for the rail industry to rule on customer complaints. The independent body, which already provides

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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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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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UCL Psychology and Language Sciences: Understanding wayfinding experiences of blind and partially sighted individuals in open spaces

11 June 2018
Source: UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Maryam Bandukda, a PhD student at University College London is researching the area of wayfinding and open space navigation for people with visual impairments. She is looking for people aged 18 and above to complete a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire aims at gathering some initial information about potential participants in the research and asks for contact details should they be

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Dept of Transport: Disabled people: attitudes towards travel

15 November 2017
Source: Department of Transport

From:  Department for Transport Part of:Transport social research and evaluation and Accessible transport Published:13 November 2017 Findings and recommendations following research into the travel behaviour and attitudes to travel of UK disabled people. The main findings of this research were that: •disability is an important factor for explaining individual travel behaviour and changes in behaviour over time •disabled people should

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Harriet Harman highlights case of a shocking car accident and asks: Should Elderly drivers take mandatory ‘Fit to Drive’ tests?

1 September 2017
Source: Southwark News

In 2012 Desreen Brooks was walking in Hampstead with her husband Ben Brooks-Dutton and her two-year- old son Jackson when a driver mounted the pavement and killed her. The driver, aged 82, had mistaken the accelerator for the brake and was driving at 54mph in a 20mph zone. He was convicted of causing Desreen’s death by dangerous driving and in

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Guide Dogs: Open letter on shared surfaces

4 August 2017
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs has launched a campaign on the dangers shared surfaces streets pose to people with sight loss and other disabilities. They have recently published an open letter to government from Guide Dog owner Eric Sayce, about the impact of these road designs in his local area.   Your signature on the letter could make all the difference.  Guide Dog

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Westminster University and RNIB travel survey

27 July 2017
Source: RNIB and Westmister University

This survey is the fundamental data source for a Research Dissertation which forms part of an MSc in Transport Planning and Management. The research will collect data on collisions/personal injuries and near misses encountered while travelling, particularly by those who are partially sighted or blind. The aim is to make comparisons between experiences captured across different locations. The Survey is available online: HERE

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TfL – Consultation marks next step in plans to rid London of dangerous lorries

24 January 2017
Source: Transport for London

The consultation focuses on: how a Direct Vision Standard can be used to reduce road danger across London New research shows the vital role of improving the view from a driver’s cabin in addressing the safety for other road users Mayor of London says that HGVs with poor direct vision ‘should simply not be allowed on London’s roads’ We have

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