Europe, Transportation, June 16 2021 UK: Technology provider Transreport has launched a new app aimed at making it easier and quicker for disabled passengers to request assistance across the UK rail network. The Passenger Assistance app has been built in collaboration with The Rail Delivery Group, disabled passengers and accessibility experts, and enables users to “quickly […]

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Report Makes Policy Suggestions for Persons with Disabilities in UK

Posted on April 26th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Entitled ‘Now is the Time’, the report makes transformative policy suggestions across employment, education, housing, transport, and access to goods and services. There is a strong push towards the need for raising accessible housing standards and drumming up awareness of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and home adaptations, as well as getting more disabled people […]

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Barcelona Metro Launches New Accessible Customer Service Centre

Posted on March 31st, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

SPAIN: As of 15 March, there is a new citizen service centre (Punt TMB) operating in the lobby of the Sagrada Familia station of the Barcelona Metro. TMB, the operator company, described the new office addition as a pioneering in certain aspects. Among other things, it will be the first to offer information in Catalan […]

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Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019 MOSCOW: The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a package of recommendations for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union concerning the provision of services to people with disabilities, BelTA learned from the EEC’s press service. “The document defines the recommended approaches to transport infrastructure and public passenger […]

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Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019 Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Business school ISDI, through ISDI Accelerator, have created the Toyota Startup Awards. This competition targets inclusive mobility companies that offer innovative solutions empowering people with a physical impairment to move around more freely and facilitating their daily life. Eight startups will be invited to attend 4YFN in Barcelona from […]

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TransLink Installs Tactile and Braille Signage Bus Stops

Posted on December 24th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, News, Transportation, December 24 2019 CANADA: Beginning in 2020, TransLink will install tactile and braille signage at every bus stop and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at stations and bus exchanges. “We are committed to making our transit system accessible for as many people as possible,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “We know that a […]

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Europe, News, Transportation, October 3 2019 SCOTLAND: The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has sent a warning out to transport operators over problems with disabled access. The organisation says the new project will support individuals who have experienced discrimination while using, or attempting to use, public transport. The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission […]

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The Barcelona Metro to be Completely Accessible by 2024

Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

BARCELONA, SPAIN: As 92 per cent of the Metro is already accessible, the target of 100 per cent accessibility by 2024 seems more than possible, but what more needs to change? The infrastructural developments at Jaume I, a station along the Barcelona Metro line, have been completed, and as a result the station is entirely […]

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Accessibility Fund Set to Benefit Passengers with Disabilities

Posted on July 12th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Europe, Transportation, July 12 2019 Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements following the opening of a £20m government fund on 8 July. This fund is open for applications from stations in need of accessibility improvements, leading to small-scale enhancements such as tactile paving or handrails. […]

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Africa, Transportation, June 17 2019 Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of an important focus and as such the use of one’s own vehicle without assistance is an integral part of that, says Dominic Sierra, Mobility Consultant at Chairman Industries. The need to adapt and convert vehicles for use by the disabled […]

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