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Other People's Shoes #OPS1 - An interview with Liam Dwyer

This is an interview with Liam Dwyer at his home on the 26th June 2013. His computer is speaking his answers (in a Scottish accent - he couldn't find a synth...
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'Allot 14 accessible seats for senior citizens on every suburban train'

'Allot 14 accessible seats for senior citizens on every suburban train' | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Bombay HC on Friday directed the Western and the Central Railways to provide, by April 15, 14 easily accessible seats exclusively for senior citizens on every suburban train, and ensure the reserved seats are utilised by senior citizens only.
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Israeli Program To Assist Disabled Adults with Public Transportation - TheTower.org

Israeli Program To Assist Disabled Adults with Public Transportation - TheTower.org | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
As of December 31, 2014, there is a new law on the books in Israel mandating that all public transportation must be wheelchair-accessible.
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Network Rail and Northern Rail: Todmorden and Hebden Bridge railway stations need to be made accessible for ALL

Network Rail and Northern Rail: Todmorden and Hebden Bridge railway stations need to be made accessible for ALL | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010 make it illegal to discriminate against users in respect of disabled access to transport such as buses and trains.
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Lynne Featherstone on Twitter

Lynne Featherstone on Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
We've spent years campaigning for this! So glad we can now get 144 bus at the new, accessible stop in Muswell Hill pic.twitter.com/pTrsJGdSLE
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ABTA urges members to use accessible travel guidance

ABTA urges members to use accessible travel guidance | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
As peak booking season gets into full swing, ABTA is urging its Members to make full use of its comprehensive industry guidance on accessible travel in order that they give disabled and less mobile passengers optimum customer service.
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An Accessible Bus for All

An Accessible Bus for All | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Learn how the design and features of a bus can impact the day and lives of tens of millions of people and families.
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Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Information › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Information › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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BraunAbility filliing big NYC order

BraunAbility filliing big NYC order | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Just before Christmas, the first batch of Nissan NV200 taxis made wheelchair-accessible by BraunAbility, of Winimac, was delivered to New York City.
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Blind Couple Forced Off Metro Transit Bus Because Disabled Section Was Full - Opposing Views

Blind Couple Forced Off Metro Transit Bus Because Disabled Section Was Full - Opposing Views | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A blind couple in Seattle, Washington, were reportedly kicked off of a Metro Transit bus after being told by the driver that the disabled section was full.
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How one bus driver needs some upskilling in customer care!

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Sunlander makes last trip before Spirit of Queensland comes in - Brisbane Times

Sunlander makes last trip before Spirit of Queensland comes in - Brisbane Times | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
After 60 years and 8 million kilometres, the Sunlander is making it's last trip.
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60 year old 'romantic' railway coaches are being retired to make way for accessible train services on long-distance travel between Brisbane and Cairns in Australia.

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Wheelchair user Lud Kerec slams airline's 'archaic' plane access for people with disabilities at Canberra Airport

Wheelchair user Lud Kerec slams airline's 'archaic' plane access for people with disabilities at Canberra Airport | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Boarding planes and disembarking onto the tarmac via stairs in all weather is common at Canberra Airport, but wheelchair users are in an even worse position.
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Free wheelchair friendly taxis from next year for people with disabilities and ... - The Nation

Free wheelchair friendly taxis from next year for people with disabilities and ... - The Nation | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Free wheelchair friendly taxis from next year for people with disabilities and elderly: BMA The Nation The disabled and the elderly will get to use wheelchair-accessible taxis for free from January 1 to September 30 as part of an initiative...
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Accessible Travel Kiosks Will Remove Barriers and Increase Independence

Accessible Travel Kiosks Will Remove Barriers and Increase Independence | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Removing Communication Barriers for Travellers with Disabilities introduces automated self-service travel kiosks for people with disabilities at airports, railway and ferry terminals.
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26 rail stations to benefit from Access for All funds › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

26 rail stations to benefit from Access for All funds › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Transport Groups Debate Bus Accessibility In The Vale - Mix 96

Transport Groups Debate Bus Accessibility In The Vale - Mix 96 | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport user groups are talking about this because of a court ruling over drivers and their ability to get people to move for disabled people.
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Dave Thompson MBE DL sur Twitter

Dave Thompson MBE DL sur Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Give me a Tweet if you see @WDPcomms accessible bus on the roads around Warrington. Thanks to @NetwkWarrington pic.twitter.com/aCAWWejbx6
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Renting accessible vehicles

Renting accessible vehicles | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Renting a car during a visit to The Netherlands is easy, comfortable and fun as you can visit any place you want. It gives you privacy and freedom to explore. Making impulsive decisions is easier as w...
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Railway station opens after delay

Railway station opens after delay | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A new railway station in Northampton opens its doors for the first time following a three month delay due to "snagging issues".
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Hopefully there won't be any snags for disabled people wishing to use the station?

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Calls made to stop taxis from charging more for disabled passengers

Calls made to stop taxis from charging more for disabled passengers | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A Labour MP is to call on the Government to stop taxi drivers from charging more for carrying disabled passengers. The Post reported in November the story of Fiona Reid who visited Nottingham for...
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Station on track to become disabled friendly with share of £60m

Station on track to become disabled friendly with share of £60m | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Improvements to Mills Hill station welcomed by railway pressure group
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Blind fears over new road layout

Blind fears over new road layout | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A city centre road revamp has been branded a “death trap” for the blind and visually impaired.
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Disability Advocates bash Canberra Airport facilities for wheelchair users

Disability Advocates bash Canberra Airport facilities for wheelchair users | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Few weeks after the embarrassment of flight United 863 Canberra Airport is once again under the spotlight, this time for its poor facilities for wheelchair users.
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Trouble at Tooting › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

Trouble at Tooting › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Accessible Travel: Airport Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users - The Planat Blog

Accessible Travel: Airport Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users  - The Planat Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The holidays are a time to surround ourselves with those we care about, to reflect on the years events, and look forward to a fresh start in the new year. I know for myself, making travel arrangements to see some of my family can be challenging, especially when they have often involved booking flights. I am fortunate that because I travel quite a bit, I've got the whole process down to a science, but for many of my friends with mobility challenges, this isn't always the case. With that in mind, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some of the tips and tricks provided by our friends at Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC.)
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Access Stories Blog on Twitter

Access Stories Blog on Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
I was excited to try this new #accessible device for #visuallyimpaired or #blind taxi passengers in #NYC pic.twitter.com/BLkvjIE4gA
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