What is Accessibility?
Transport
Who Benefits?
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Everyone!!!
Passengers with Categories of Special Needs:
– People with Disabilities
– The Aged (over 55’s)
– Pregnant Women
– Young Children (up to 14 years old)
– Adults accompanying young children
– Signage Passengers
– Female Passengers
– Load carrying Passengers
Plan the Trip
Give Feedback
on the Trip
Get to Pick-Up
Point
Travel Chain
Get to
Destination
Get into
Vehicle
Get Out of
Vehicle
Make the
Journey
Plan the Trip
• Accessible Information
– Internet
– Smart phone / apps
– Variety of formats
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Reliability
Consistency
Appropriate to Environment
Affordability
Get to the Pick-up Point
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On Demand Services
Accessible NMT Facilities
Accessible Signage and Wayfinding
Choice of Transportation
Safety
Get Into Vehicle
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Low-entry as opposed to low floor
Specialised environment
Fare / Access Control
Accessible Information
Make the Journey
• Accessible Vehicle
– Universal Design Space
– Priority / Adequate Seating
• Accessible Information
• Safety
• Staff Training and Awareness
Get Out of the Vehicle
• Transport Integration
– Ensuring that the links between different modes
of transport are also accessible
– Timing
– Consistency
• Safety
Get to Destination
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On Demand Services
Accessible NMT Facilities
Accessible Signage and Wayfinding
Choice of Transportation
Safety
Give Feedback on Trip
• Choice of media
– Internet
– Smart phone / apps
– Social Media
• Staff Training
• Response time
• Operations / Systems planning
Outcomes
• Without accessible Transport, many other
programmes are wasted.
– Education
– Employment
– Social
– Medical
• Rural Transport can be a challenge
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What is Accessibility?