Access for disabled people
The Department aims to improve transport provision for disabled people - whether as pedestrians, public and special transport users, or motorists - while also improving accessibility in public places.
Further information about what we are doing to make public transport accessible can be found by clicking on the appropriate heading below. Each section also includes contact details for further information and queries.
The Unit's aim is to make policies and provision for public transport users, pedestrians and motorists that are acceptable, accessible, available, affordable and safe, and to promote diversity in transport policy development.
Information for operators and disabled people on making air and sea travel accessible.
The Disability Discrimination Bill received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005 to become the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
Information about the blue badge scheme, which offers parking concessions to people with mobility difficulties or severe problems with vision.
Information for vehicle manufacturers, operators and disabled people on making bus and coach travel accessible.
Information on the operation of voluntary and community transport.
Research into issues affecting the safe mobility of disabled and older motorists.
Information on the Railways for All Strategy, Access for All Programme, Rolling Stock, RVAR and Code of Practice.
Information for operators, drivers and disabled people on making taxis and PHVs accessible.
Advice for wheelchair and mobility scooters.
Information on making transport infrastructure accessible including guidance on the use of tactile paving and advice for disabled pedestrians. Inclusive mobility document.
A literature review was conducted to identify existing accessibility regulation relating to land-based public transport and gather any published evidence to indicate its effectiveness.
For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.