NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Accessible Transportation

People with disabilities have the right to move around their communities, their states, their countries, and around the world, just like people without disabilities. However, people with disabilities may have difficulties getting around in their communities due to transportation being inaccessible or even unavailable. Inaccessible transportation may include buses without ramps or accessible seating, a lack of curb cuts at intersections, airplanes without accessible bathrooms, or even a lack of reliable public transportation, among others. On the other hand, features of accessible transportation include ramps, level boarding surfaces accessible seating, peer-to-peer service platforms, audible and visual announcements, tactile maps, and more.

For people with disabilities, accessible transportation and its availability in all communities helps them to participate in their communities independently and to travel to new or familiar places around the world. But accessible transportation benefits people with and without disabilities. Those curb cuts that people with disabilities use to step off the curb? Parents without disabilities may use them while pushing their child in a stroller. The audible announcements on buses? They may alert people without disabilities that their stop is coming if their minds have wandered. Indoor wayfinding systems at airports? They may assist people without disabilities in finding their way in an unfamiliar airport.

NARIC’s information specialists are often asked for information and resources about accessible transportation by people with disabilities, their families, and service providers. This month, we are highlighting evidence-based consumer products from the NIDILRR community on accessible transportation, which may include guides, calendars, factsheets, and more.

Below, you will find just a few examples of evidence-based consumer products produced by the NIDILRR community:

Would you like to learn more about accessible transportation? Look at NARIC’s FAQ on accessible transportation to get started. To learn more, inquire about resources or to learn more about NIDILRR-funded consumer products on accessible transportation, contact NARIC’s information specialists via chat, email, or phone.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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2 Responses to NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Accessible Transportation

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