Equalities Act policy
Traveline's agreed policy states the approach the Traveline board intends to take to meet the requirements of the Equalities Act.
The Traveline Board has advised its regional organisations that they need to formulate their own DDA policies. Each Traveline region is determining for their region:
Regional Coordinators will be able to give more information about this.
- The availability of accessible toilets at bus stations and interchanges
- The availability of assistance for disabled people from staff at stops and stations
- The accessibility of individual stops, stations, airports and ferry terminals
- The accessibility of vehicles normally used on all routes.
- The willingness to provide taxi information on request
- Whether they are able to provide information on request by post, e-mail and fax using large print if necessary.
- Whether they are able to record an audio tape of a journey so that this can be posted to a visually impaired customer if required
- If the list of specialist organisations that might help disabled people with requirements that are beyond the scope of Traveline is comprehensive.
Facilities at bus stations and interchanges
Traveline did consider whether the ATOC knowledge base could be used to describe the facilities at bus stations and interchanges. More information is given on the interchanges pages.
Help for Travellers
Some websites include pages which give additional information about access to public transport.
MerseyTravel Access Guide
Very useful notes are included in "Public Transport Information Web Sites: How to get it Right, A Best Practice Guide" published by the Transportation Research Group at the University of Sounthampton in 2000.
Web Accessibility Initiative
The Accessibility Guidelines are available here.
also provide advice, information and accreditation which building on the WebXact standards. This is in partnership with AbilityNet.
See also Tiresias.
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