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Author Archives: James Davidson

Transport Information Survey

Written on: 5th March, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

In May 2017, Disability Equality Scotland conducted a national survey on behalf of Transport Scotland.  This was a baseline survey to allow us to gather information about disabled peoples’ experiences of travelling on public transport.  The survey gave us lots of useful information, and some that we want to find out more about. One of…

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Aberdeen Accessible Transport Summit

Written on: 25th February, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

As part of our on-going work with Transport Scotland we will be holding an Accessible Transport Summit and an Access Panel Consultation event in Aberdeen on the 20th March 2018. The aim of this event is to bring together representatives from equality groups with transport providers to discuss specific issues relating to travel and transport. This…

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Transport Connectivity Event – Oban, 31 January 2018

Written on: 8th February, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

Disability Equality Scotland, in partnership with Transport Scotland, hosted an event in Oban on 31 January.  The event was an opportunity to bring together local disabled people and transport providers to discuss key issues on the topic of transport accessibility and connectivity.  The event opened with an introduction to the Accessible Travel Framework from Transport…

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EVENT: Access to Transport in Rural Areas for Disabled People

Written on: 7th February, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

Disability Equality Scotland is hosting an event about access to transport for disabled people at the Riverbank Resource Centre on Wednesday 28 February 2018. The event, which is being held in partnership with Transport Scotland, will focus on disabled people’s access to public transport in rural areas. It will be the perfect opportunity for local…

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Connectivity Event – Disability Equality Scotland

Written on: 17th January, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

Disability Equality Scotland presents an event on ‘transport connectivity’- the process of changing between different types of transport. Connectivity is about your experiences of changing between different types of transport.  It also includes journey planning and the timetabling of services so that people can make a connection.  This event will discuss some of the issues…

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Blue Badge Scheme extended in Scotland

Written on: 10th January, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

Third Force News reports that Scotland’s blue badge scheme for disabled parking has been extended to cover carers of people with dementia, autism and Down’s Syndrome. Scottish Government officials confirmed they will be now be adopting changes introduced in a pilot project in April 2016, meaning carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves…

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Hidden Disability Lanyards Now Available at Aberdeen International Airport

Written on: 8th January, 2018. Written by: James Davidson.

Aberdeen International Airport recently  launched their new hidden disabilities lanyards in partnership with Friendly Access with an aim to make air travel more friendly and accessible for all passengers. The airport now offers passengers the opportunity to have familiarisation tours of the terminal prior to their travel plans as well as the option of wearing…

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Transport Scotland survey – Transport in Rural Areas

Written on: 15th December, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

Disability Equality Scotland is working with Transport Scotland to undertake research into Accessible Travel.  In May 2017, we circulated a national baseline survey about disabled peoples’ experiences of travelling on public transport.  This helped to identify some of the key issues for disabled people, which we would now like to explore in more detail. One…

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Taxi Accessibility Survey – You could win £100 in Amazon Vouchers!

Written on: 15th November, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

The Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance (SATA) want to find out how well taxis meet the needs of older people, disabled people, those with health conditions or support needs, and others who potentially may experience access difficulties. It is about taxis in the general sense – including black cabs, private hire vehicles and anything else used…

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