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Disabled in Action of Metropolitan New York questions the choice of an inaccessible van for the Taxi of Tomorrow.
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Japan in bid to improve accessibility ahead of 2020 Olympic Games - Reduced Mobility Rights

Japan in bid to improve accessibility ahead of 2020 Olympic Games - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Japan plans significant improvements to boost accessibility at airports and train stations.
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New law enforces accessibility for public buses - Daily Sabah

New law enforces accessibility for public buses - Daily Sabah | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In a landmark move, Parliament yesterday approved a new law that makes it compulsory for public buses operating in cities to be accessible for the disabled.
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Uber Seeks Changes To Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Bill

Uber Seeks Changes To Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Bill | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Uber is lobbying to change proposed legislation designed to increase the paltry number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in Washington, because the bill could “place excessive regulatory burdens on pr...
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Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express train gets facelift - CBC.ca

Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express train gets facelift - CBC.ca | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Polar Bear Express has served as a vital link between Cochrane and Moosonee for 50 years. Over the next three years its coaches will be overhauled.
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This upgrade of rail carriages on the Polar Bear Express is to include 'accessible washrooms'.

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Money back guarantee for train passengers - Echo

Money back guarantee for train passengers - Echo | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RAIL passengers will get more cash back if their trains are delayed and double their money if they are ever sold the wrong ticket under new promises from National Express train operator c2c.
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Promoting Tube Accessibility

Promoting Tube Accessibility | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Conrad Tokarczyk from Ruislip wants more London Underground stations to be made step-free. The 25-year-old Fixer, who uses a wheelchair, has helped create this leaflet to call for improved accessibility on the tube for those with disabilities.
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Take a look at this campaign from Conrad Tokarczyk which identifies the frustration of trying to travel on a the London tube system, parts of which were first constructed in the Victorian era.

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Eurostar unveils new 200mph Channel Tunnel train - Telegraph

Eurostar unveils new 200mph Channel Tunnel train - Telegraph | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Eurostar launch the German-built high-speed e320 train at St Pancras station in London before it goes into service at the end of 2015
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Accessibility and inclusion top Hong Kong airport agenda - Reduced Mobility Rights

Accessibility and inclusion top Hong Kong airport agenda - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In pursuit of excellence, Hong Kong international airport upgraded its website achieving the Silver Award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme.
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Councillors wrangle over wheelchair-accessible taxis in Yeovil

Councillors wrangle over wheelchair-accessible taxis in Yeovil | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A WAR of words has broken out between two local councillors over a decision to make a fifth of hackney carriage taxis in Yeovil wheelchair-accessible. Last week, Conservative councillor Nick...
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Interactive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired | SEGD

Interactive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired | SEGD | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Last Mile For the blind and visually impaired, wayfinding in public places is getting easier thanks to new touch-responsive talking maps and models. Imagine arriving at an unfamiliar school building for the first time. You need to navigate a complex maze of rooms, corridors, stairwells, and spaces to find the classroom or office that is your final destination—all in a concentrated period of time. Now imagine you are blind.
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Always interesting to hear how technology is attempting to make wayfinding easier for people with a sight loss.

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Unveiled: £1.5m plan to transform Bournemouth Travel Interchange - Bournemouth Echo

Unveiled: £1.5m plan to transform Bournemouth Travel Interchange - Bournemouth Echo | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A £1.5 million project to open up Bournemouth Travel Interchange and make it more welcoming for visitors will begin in the New Year, it has been confirmed.
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Lack of 24/7 accessible taxis "deplorable" - SooToday.com

Lack of 24/7 accessible taxis "deplorable" - SooToday.com | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board, at its meeting Thursday, was informed of the need for Sault residents with mobility issues to be able to receive fully accessible, 24/7 taxi cab services.
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Flying with disability travel tips to survive Thanksgiving style congestion - Reduced Mobility Rights

Flying with disability travel tips to survive Thanksgiving style congestion - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Air travel peaks at busy times like Thanksgiving weekend making it crucial for passengers with a disability to follow tips that may help make air travel congestion bearable.
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More than a third of bus stops cannot accommodate wheelchair users

More than a third of bus stops cannot accommodate wheelchair users | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
More than a third of bus stops used by the UK's main coach operator cannot accommodate wheelchair users - despite National Express specifically altering its fleet in order to carry them.
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I have spoken about this To National Express and in destination audits for years.

 

Looks like it is still a very mixed picture if you use a wheelchair as to whether or not you can easily get on or off these vehicles depending upon where you are travelling to or from.

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RTD light rail discriminates against people in wheelchairs, federal lawsuit says - Colorado Public Radio

RTD light rail discriminates against people in wheelchairs, federal lawsuit says - Colorado Public Radio | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition says the trains are in violation of the Americans with Disability Act.
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Government confirms step-free access funding for Crossrail

Government confirms step-free access funding for Crossrail | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
All of the stations on the Crossrail project will now be ‘step free’ thanks to £14 million of investment announced by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today, Tuesday 18 November.
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Hooray!!!

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Accessibility and inclusion top Hong Kong airport agenda - Reduced Mobility Rights

Accessibility and inclusion top Hong Kong airport agenda - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In pursuit of excellence, Hong Kong international airport upgraded its website achieving the Silver Award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme.
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The wheels on the bus: we’re having the wrong c...

The wheels on the bus: we’re having the wrong c... | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Rachel Krys blogs about how the debate is being framed around accessible transport: I was a pushchair user for a few years, between 2005 and 2010.
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Keep Calm Roll Along: How Accessible Is It? Florida SunRail Commuter Train

Keep Calm Roll Along: How Accessible Is It? Florida SunRail Commuter Train | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Keep Calm Roll Along: How Accessible Is It? Florida SunRail Commuter Train http://t.co/GEEuOXI2sQ
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Travelling with a disability - travel advice

Travelling with a disability - travel advice | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A guide to accessible tourism and travel, including booking and boarding flights, airport security, accommodation, the rights of travellers with disability, and more.
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Wheelchairs or pushchairs: Who should take priority? - BBC News

Wheelchairs or pushchairs: Who should take priority? - BBC News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A court will decide whether wheelchair users have priority over pushchairs on buses, but how do you decide who is more entitled to the space?
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The wheels on the bus: we’re having the wrong conversation about accessible transport - Equally Ours

The wheels on the bus: we’re having the wrong conversation about accessible transport - Equally Ours | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Rachel Krys blogs about how the debate is being framed around accessible transport: I was a pushchair user for a few years, between 2005 and 2010. I remember being struck at the time by how …
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Nu-Vibe unveils the future of accessible community transport - Transport News Brief

Nu-Vibe unveils the future of accessible community transport - Transport News Brief | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Nu-Track has launched a new vehicle – the Nu-Vibe – to meet the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of the community travel sector
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Disabled man takes on Tube challenge - The Guardian

Disabled man takes on Tube challenge - The Guardian | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Ben Holt, who has cerebral palsy, bids to visit all 270 London Underground stations to highlight system’s accessibility problems and set world record
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