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Date: 12 Dec 2017

Author: SEStran

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What is the hub? The Accessible Travel Hub was launched in September 2016, to coincide with Transport Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework ‘Going Further’. The Hub is a website, intended to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information and advice on accessible travel.

Who is it for? The Hub is aimed at two broad target groups:

  • Disabled people looking for accessible travel information; and
  • Transport providers wanting to share good practice around accessibility and information on training.

What’s on it? The Hub has a huge amount of useful information, resources and contacts, including:

  • Articles and Information on accessible transport in Scotland; including the rules and responsibilities of transport providers in relation to accessibility.
  • Dedicated Transport Mode ‘Area’ for Transport providers /operators to promote good practice in access related work
  • Links to resources, including; PAMIS map of Changing Places toilets, Radar keys, Thistle Cards, Traveline,
  • A section on Hate Crime and how to Report it
  • Signpost to relevant training courses, including disability awareness and inclusive communication.
  • News and blog featuring up to date accessible travel news in Scotland.

Call to action – We want to keep the Hub as up to date as possible with information, articles, blog posts and events. Please have a look at the Hub, and contact us with any information you would like to share, update or raise awareness of. If you have any feedback about the Hub, please get in touch. We want to keep the Hub up-to-date and fresh, so if you have any ideas, please let us know.

Survey + Roadshow – Disability Equality Scotland are currently surveying our members on their experiences of public transport in rural areas. The survey will be live until 8 January 2018. Together with Transport Scotland, they will be hosting an event in February 2018, where they will bring together disabled people and transport providers to discuss some of the findings from this survey; such as frequency and cost of rural services, and accessibility.

The planning of this event is still in its infancy, and so date and location are still to be agreed – although it is likely to be in an accessible – rural area! If you are interested in registering your interest; please do get in touch with James Davidson at Disability Equality Scotland .


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