European Disability Forum to Launch Accessibility Discrimination Database

European Disability Forum to Launch Accessibility Discrimination Database

Europe, Events, Transportation, April 4 2022

Time: Friday, 8 April, 10:00 – 11:30 CET

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Description of the event:

You are denied boarding of a flight because of your disability, even though you have a valid ticket and reservation? You try to enter a local bus, but the driver refuses to deploy the ramp? You are taking the train but the information about the delay is only given via a loud-speaker and you miss the announcement because you are hard of hearing?

EU and national legislation have been developed over the years to fight cases of discrimination in transport against persons with disabilities. But despite those very important laws, the rights of persons with disabilities are often still ignored in practice or simply do not cover all types of transport and incidents.

Over the years, we have noticed a flagrant lack of data on those cases of discrimination.  Passengers can lodge individual complaints, but nobody collects those cases systematically. The transport providers are not making their complaints public, and public authorities do not always have the power to demand this information.

So, with the help of the European Commission and a very [...]

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