Improving transport access and mobility for people with disabilities.
This paper is based on a three-year research programme undertaken in India, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa by a consortium of researchers (funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) that will publish Enhancing the mobility of disabled people: Guidelines for Practitioners [Venter et al 2004]). The Guidelines are for improving access to transport and hence reducing mobility barriers of disabled people in developing and transition countries. Although basic problems faced by disabled travellers are similar world wide, access solutions cannot simply be transplanted from developed to developing countries as, clearly, priorities, resources, and operating conditions vary greatly. The research utilises principles of universal design to improve access to the pedestrian and public transport systems for all users.
Maunder, D.A.C.; Venter, C.J.; Rickert, T.; Sentinella, J. Improving transport access and mobility for people with disabilities. (2004)