Wheelworld Railway

Travel2020 – but what do we want?

Posted in Access For All, Conferences by Wheel World Dad on September 5, 2010

Disabled people have never had it so good.  More and more new routes of transport are opened up every day to becoming accessible to 95% of disabled people.

But there can always be more done.  In the next 10 years, step entrance buses will not be allowed to be used on registered local bus services, more rail vehicles will be accessible than ever and taxis will be falling into line with the rest of the industry.

But what do disabled people really want?  There is a tall order to demand equal access, comparable to anything available to someone who is considered able-bodied.  Persons with Learning Disabilities would like to be recognised as needing a form of access too.  What about those with hearing impairments?  Visual impairments? What do people want?

So – I invite your comments – tell me something you’d like to see by 2020.  It has to be something realistic though.  Comments close on the 10th September