Transport Accessibility: Improving public transport for disabled people

Context:

Disabled people still face a range of challenges when using public transport, from boarding and alighting buses, moving around train stations, to accessing facilities whilst travelling. The Government has acknowledged that problems still persist and has promised a new draft accessibility plan to be published later this year.

Join your colleagues and peers from across the transport sector and discover the latest tools, techniques and strategies being deployed to successfully and swiftly break down barriers faced by disabled people so they may access all modes of public transport.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • The new draft accessibility action plan to be published later this year
  • Changes to the Equality Act 2010 for taxis and private hire vehicles
  • Promoting physical accessibility and eliminating poor provisions
  • Improving behaviour towards disabled passengers
  • Better training for staff across public transport
  • Sharing strategies that have proven successful
  • Providing clearer information

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Angela Greenaway, Head of Transport Accessibility & Inclusion Strategy, Department for Transport
  • Mark Dyer, Lead Inclusive Design, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
  • Stephen Brookes MBE, Ambassador, Disability Rights UK
  • Faryal Velmi, Director, Transport for All

Who will be attending?

Join a wide range of transport stakeholders including strategy directors, planners, elected officials from local authorities, as well as, transport bodies, passenger groups, businesses and community transport representatives and anyone with an interest in the transport accessibility.

Further information:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and/or the agenda, please email: dominic.collyer@westminster-briefing.com

Tuesday 19th September 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT



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