Existing transport is failing disabled people, but new tech may help | Cathy Holloway | The Guardian

Of the 11.6 million people with disabilities in the UK, a fifth report having difficulty accessing transport. Many avoid travelling altogether, leading to isolation and depression. Making all transport accessible to everyone may seem a challenge but there are two beacons of hope: technology and people.

Disabled people are still being treated as second class on public transport

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Door-to-door transport services, for example, are a lifeline for many but are often costly and clunky, with journeys sometimes difficult to book and vehicles late or cancelled. A recent report (pdf) from the London Assembly highlights the failures. The aim [...]

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