Written on: 17th January, 2018.
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… Continue Reading
Written on: 10th January, 2018.
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… Continue Reading
Written on: 8th January, 2018.
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… Continue Reading
Written on: 15th November, 2017.
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… Continue Reading
Written on: 17th October, 2017.
PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) is the leading Scottish charity for the Changing Places Toilet Campaign. There are an increasing number of people who require this facility – a twelve square metre room with specialist equipment such as a tracking hoist, an adjustable height changing bench and a peninsular toilet. PAMIS have been campaigning… Continue Reading
Written on: 30th September, 2017.
In May 2017, Scottish Disability Equality Forum 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. As… Continue Reading
Written on: 8th August, 2017.
The following questionnaire has been created by the Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance (SATA) to gather information on the accessiblity of taxis and private hire cars. The survey should be completed only by those who use taxis or private hire cars AND a helping dog or a wheelchair (or both). To complete the survey, please click the… Continue Reading
Written on: 3rd August, 2017.
Scotrail have hosted Rail Awareness Open Days in Aberdeen, Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Dundee and Edinburgh Waverley and proved popular with disabled people, elderly and those with other mobility impairments including charities. Rail Awareness Open Day is an information event to promote what we do to existing and potential rail users with reduced mobility… Continue Reading
Written on: 31st July, 2017.
The Shared Space Seminar took place in Edinburgh on 25 April 2017. It was attended by a range of delegates representing disabled person’s organisations, local authorities, planners, and street designers. The purpose of the seminar was to discuss shared spaces from a range of perspectives, including disabled people and public authorities responsible for designing and… Continue Reading
Written on: 19th July, 2017.
The One Show is making a film looking at some of the issues disabled people face when using public transport including trains, trams, buses, taxis, the tube and planes. The One Show is looking for people to record short videos on their phones or cameras when they encounter a problem; for example no help getting… Continue Reading