Improving access and mobility of people with disabilities is an essential component of the alleviation of poverty in developing countries. Disabled people are among the most socially excluded members of society and poorly
designed and inaccessible transport can contribute to this situation by restricting access to education and health facilities and employment opportunities.
This paper summarises the first phase of a Department for International
Development (DFID) funded project which identifies the barriers experienced by disabled people when using public transport services in urban areas of the developing world.
Municipal Engineer (2003) 156 (ME2). pp. 149-153