Transportation

Nominations Open: NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2020

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Transportation, Universal Design, August 12 2020

INDIA: National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has announced the 11th edition of NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2020 to honour contributions towards the cause of accessibility and universal design. Nominations for the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards are now open. This is a prestigious award given nationally every year to people who are… Continue Reading »

Transport Transition Plans – Operator Guide for Assisting Passengers with Disabilities

Europe, Transportation, June 12 2020

SCOTLAND: The Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) has published guidance for transport operators to ensure that changes to public transport services during Covid-19 take into account disabled people’s needs. The guidance emphasises that the 2010 Equality Act continues to apply and so the impacts on disabled people of any… Continue Reading »

Accessible Transportation Around the World – Updates from Access Exchange International

Global, Transportation, May 28 2020

South Africa tests access features in rough terrain Prototype bus would enhance mobility for school children, others with special needs Even prior to the current pandemic, more than half a million children with disabilities were estimated to be out of school in South Africa. Lack of transport to school is… Continue Reading »

Persons with Disabilities Exempt from Brussels LEZ

Europe, News, Transportation, May 18 2020

Image of a road with cars and a traffic sign board with text zone written on it.

People with a disability are exempt from the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Brussels, the regional government has recently decided. Since the LEZ’ introduction, almost 15,000 fines have been issued, although the number of violations has decreased a lot recently. In December 2019, about 75% of violations were recorded compared to January… Continue Reading »

USDOT Launches Challenge to Design Accessible AV Solutions

Americas, Transportation, Universal Design, April 29 2020

Graphical representation of three people in a bus

The Inclusive Design Challenge is seeking automated vehicle (AV) solutions that are designed to be more accessible to people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has opened Stage I of the Inclusive Design Challenge, a national prize competition seeking design solutions to make future automated vehicles (AVs) more accessible… Continue Reading »

Ezy Mov Begins Transport Services Persons with Mobility Impairment in Mumbai

Asia-Pacific, News, Transportation, April 28 2020

Person on a wheelchair entering a waiting van

INDIA: Wheelchair taxi service company Ezy Mov has started a transportation service for people with mobility impairments in need of dialysis treatment. This is available in select parts of Mumbai until 30 April. For physically disabled people in regular need of dialysis treatment, the coronavirus or COVID-19 lockdown is especially stressful. Ezy… Continue Reading »

UK Government Asks Industry to Ensure Accessible Rail Services

Europe, Transportation, April 27 2020

Photo of a railway station in UK

UNITED KINGDOM: The UK’s Minister of State for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris has asked the rail industry to ensure the accessibility of services during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic so that essential workers can travel. He stated that rail services should be accessible for everyone and will ensure that disabled people are able… Continue Reading »

United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office Releases New Film on the Transportation Legacy of the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games

Europe, Transportation, January 2 2020

SPAIN: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office have published a second short film that showcases the transportation legacy of the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games. The film, part of the “Transforming Lives Makes Sense for Everyone” campaign, focuses on some of the post-Games accessibility improvements made… Continue Reading »

EAEU Countries Recommended to Make Transport More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019

Yellow color bus parked by the road

MOSCOW: The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a package of recommendations for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union concerning the provision of services to people with disabilities, BelTA learned from the EEC’s press service. “The document defines the recommended approaches to transport infrastructure and public passenger… Continue Reading »

Toyota Motor Europe Launches the Toyota Startup Awards to Find Most Innovative Solutions to Improve Mobility for All

Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Business school ISDI, through ISDI Accelerator, have created the Toyota Startup Awards. This competition targets inclusive mobility companies that offer innovative solutions empowering people with a physical impairment to move around more freely and facilitating their daily life. Eight startups will be invited to attend 4YFN in Barcelona from… Continue Reading »


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