RNIB responds to the Department for Transport Accessibility Action Plan consultation

Post date: 
Thursday, 23 November 2017
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RNIB recently submitted a response to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) draft Accessibility Action Plan, which sets out their proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. The Action Plan covers a range of transport modes including aviation, rail, buses and taxis. The draft Action Plan also considers ways to improve public space to make it more accessible.

Our extensive consultation response covers both the questions and recommendations outlined in the draft Plan. Over 700 blind and partially sighted people shared their experiences with us through several consultation events and a survey, ensuring our recommendations fully reflect their views and understanding.

Our response includes an extensive list of recommendations covering:

  • Areas missing from the draft plan including cycling infrastructure, silent vehicles and the impact of Shared Space on disabled people
  • Travel training
  • Updating the Inclusive Mobility and Tactile Pavement Guidance
  • Accessible Travel Information
  • And a number transport mode specific recommendations covering buses, trains, walking, taxis and aviation.

We’ve also submitted a standalone response on the Accessible Streets and Shared Space sections of the Draft Accessibility Action Plan.

Read our main consultation response:

Read our Accessible Streets and Shared Space response: