Outputs

 

Existing guidance-materials for the improvement of accessibility

One of the outputs of ISEMOA's Work Package 2 is a comprehensive data-base of existing information, guidance-materials, handbooks, and recommendations for the improvement of the accessibility of public spaces and public transport.

For each guideline-document the database includes some key information (e.g. author, language, PRM-group affected,...), and a fact-sheet, where the respective guideline-document is described in more detail.

You can download the data-base (xls.file) presorted to the level of application of the guideline-documents (Worldwide, Europe, National, Regional, Local) here.

The online-version of the data-base is shown below. It can be sorted according to your own topics of interest (e.g. Country, Language, or Type of PRM affected) by clicking on the respective headline.



English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Arriving despite blindness G. Ertl, D. Graff, K. Guggenberger, G. Hofbauer, D.R. Janoschek, R. Kavalir Dangerous situations for visually impaired and how to avoid them Austria
German
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From A to B - Information Design for Mobility Veronika Egger (is design) Design supporting the understanding of information about public transport for visual and hearing impaired Austria
German
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Streets for all - planning for walking- and visually-impaired people C. Kühhas, R. Zuckerstätter-Semla, C. Zuckerstätter, C. Lenoble Practical planning guidelines, which give an overview about barriers for people with walking-impairments and people with visual impairments, and suggest solutions to overcome these barriers Austria
German
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b.unt - barrier-free on the move. Barrier-free information in transport systems Veronika Egger, Lisa Ehrenstrasser (Internationales Institut für Informations-Design - International Institute for Information Design) The study looks at how the terms "user friendly" and "barrier-free" can be defined and applied to public transport. Austria
German
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Tactile guidance system for blind and visually impaired passengers in Vienna's metro system based on ÖNORM V 2102 Ertl G., Kremser W. Practical experiences with different forms of tactile guidance systems in metro-stations in Vienna Austria
German
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Barrier-free infrastructure - planning-guidelines for barrier-free railways-infrastructure Austrian Federal Railways Guideline for barrier-free infrastructure planning of Austrian Federal Railways Austria
German
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Guideline for barrier-free public transport Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität (FGM) Deals with freedom of barriers in public transport and how to achieve it Austria
German
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Tourism for all - guidelines for barrier-free nature-trails Aigner M., Plevnik E., Gigler H., Heitzenberger S., Krauland K., Kunisch J., Langer V. This guidelines-document mainly deals with touristic offers Austria
German
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Barrier-free building Christine Eder, Architekturbüro barrierefreiesbauen.at Contains a chapter about barrier-free public space Austria (Carinthia)
German
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Barrier-free building for ALL people - basic planing-guidelines Koch-Schmuckerschlag C., Kalamidas O. Contains a chapter for general construction which includes public facilities like stairs and toilets Austria (Graz)
German
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Barrier-free building - barrier-free for all Prucher H., Eiersebner F. E. Deals with barrier-free paths to houses Austria (Salzburg)
German
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Safeguarding of construction-sites and danger zones Lenz P., Kremser W. This document shows good and bad examples of safeguarding of construction-sites and danger zones Austria (Vienna)
German
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
AnySurfer Checklist 2.0 Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde vzw (Care for the blind: Light and Love) The AnySurfer Checklist evaluates the accessiblity of websites Belgium
Dutch
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The antidiscrimination law Ministry of Social Integration and Ministry of Justice of Belgium The law states that the lack of "reasonable adaptations" to the physical environment of public places is equal to discrimination. Belgium
Dutch
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Manual Integral accessibility of parks Agency of Nature and Forest - Flemish Government The manual offers guidelines to make parks accessible for all. Examples, illustrated with pictures, are analysed. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Manual: Accessibility of the public domain Enter vzw (Flemish centre of expertise on accessibility) The manual offers a large set of guidelines making public space accessible for all, especially for PRM. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Urban Regulation of Accessibility Flemish government Set of rules that must be followed when designing a public building. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Manual Accessibility of Public Buildings Enter vzw (Flemish centre of expertise on accessibility) The manual offers help to architects when designing an accessible public building. It includes 7 themes: passageway, parking, access, differences in height, sanitary, furniture and signaling. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Manual of services for pedestrians Steering committee "Voetgangersvoorzieningen" The manual describes regulations and guidelines for the design of pedestrian services (pathways, crossings, …) Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Building code for roads for pedestrian traffic Departement Ruimtelijke Ordening, woonbeleid en onroerend erfgoed (Department of land use planning - Flemish government) It is a legal document providing guidelines for the construction or adaptation of pathways Belgium (Flanders)
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Regional urban regulation on pedestrian roads Flemish Ministry of Spatial Planning The regulation describes how to construct or adapt roads for pedestrians, including people in wheelchairs, in the built-up area. Belgium (Flanders)
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Decree on basic mobility Flemish Parliament The decree "basic mobility" is a law stating that every person living in a residential environment in Flanders has the right to have minimal public transport facilities. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Decree on the policy of mobility Prime Minister of the Flemish Government and the Flemish Minister of Mobility, Social Economy and Equal Opportunities. The decree mentions the STOP principle, indicating the rank of importance of the different transportation means which have to guide the policy of all Flemish governmental bodies. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Ministerial circular letter on reserved parking lots Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Transport The circulation provides guidelines for the ideal number of reserved parking spots, for the reservation of parking spots near the home/working place of a disabled person etc. and urges municipalities to better supervise if the parking spots are only used by disabled people. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Design Mobility Plan Flanders Ministry of the Flemish Government, Environment and Infrastructure - Mobility Office Policy paper to control mobility, to reduce (environmental) pollution and to guarantee the accessibility and livability of cities and municipalities in Flanders Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Cycling Facilities Manual Flemish Department of Mobility and Public Works The manual describes all sorts of relevant information considering the guidelines of bicycle lanes. Belgium (Flanders)
Dutch
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Guidelines for design, construction and maintenance of all building corresponding to the national requirements for accessible environment for all, including people with disabilities Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria The Guideline defines the requirements for the design, construction and maintenance of all buildings, taking into account the specific needs of people with reduced mobility, inclusive people with disabilities Bulgaria
Bulgarian
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Integration of People with Disabilities Act The Government of Bulgaria The Law regulates social relations associated with the integration of people with disabilities, including creating the conditions for affordable living and architectural environment Bulgaria
Bulgarian
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National Strategy of Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities 2008-2015 The Government of Bulgaria The strategy aims to improve quality of life of people with disabilities in Bulgaria, to provide equal opportunities, to participate full and active in all spheres of public life Bulgaria
Bulgarian
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Protection, Rehabilitation and Social Integration of Disabled People Act The Government of Bulgaria The Law determines the territorial and urban standards and regulations for use of disabled transport services and facilities for disabled people in the road traffic Bulgaria
Bulgarian
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Regulation for Transportation of People with Reduced Mobility (PRM) Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria The Regulation for Transportation of People with Reduced Mobility determines the arrangements for specialized transport of PRM Bulgaria
Bulgarian
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Free for All Environment - regulation Municipal administration of Varna The regulation determines the specific rules and standards in addition to the terms and conditions of the structure and construction of Varna, in order to use the urban environment and buildings for all population groups, including people with disabilities Bulgaria (Varna)
Bulgarian
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National program Mobility for all Government Board for People with Disabilities of the Czech Republic The national program Mobility for all is strategic plan to create barrier-free journeys and public spaces. It is a call for proposals. Czech Republic
Czech
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Decree No. 398/2009 on general technical requirements ensuring the use of barrier-free buildings Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic Legal document regulating rules and standards for free access to public and multi-apartment buildings. Czech Republic
Czech
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Buildings without barriers Šestáková Irena, Lupač Pavel General technical requirements ensuring the barrier-free use of buildings. Czech Republic
Czech
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Safe Routes to School Petra Lukešová, Jarmila Johnová (Prague Mothers) A Methodical Handbook for schools, parents and children. This handbook offers various methods, which can ensure safer traveling to school for children and make it easier and more comfortable, whether it´s on foot or by bicycle. Czech Republic
Czech
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Design of urban roads Ing. Stanislav Prokeš, Ing. Dana Bedřichová, Technical standard commission (Czech Standard Institute) This guideline describes policies and principles of design of local roads. Valid for new buildings and reconstructions of roads in built-up or unbuilt areas of municipalities. Czech Republic
Czech
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Improving Transport Accessibility for All European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) Accessible transport infrastructure, vehicles, and information Europe
English
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Improving Access to Public Transport European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Recommendation of strategies to provide accessible public urban transport based on the commented solutions of four European cities Europe
English
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Improving Access to Public Transport - Guidelines for Transport Personnel European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Guidelines for workers in the transport sector on how to deal with PRM to provide them with a safe and pleasant journey Europe
English
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Understanding The Evolution From Accessibility To Universal Design - A Reference Guide Uniaccess Awareness-building for the needs of PRM and how the approach of Universal Design helps to cover the needs Europe
English
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Access and Inclusion - Improving Transport Accessibility for All: Policy Messages European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Council of Ministers Sets the priority areas for further government action on the improvement of transport accessibility Europe
English
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Charter on Access to Transport Services and Infrastructure European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Council of Ministers The Charter underlines the political commitment in Europe to provide accessible transport infrastructure Europe
English
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Conclusions and Recommendations on Improving Access to Public Transport European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Council of Ministers Presentation of the conclusions and recommendations of the ECMT/UITP task force on Improving Access to Public Transport Europe
English
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Consolidated Resolution No 2001/3 on Accessible Transport European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Council of Ministers Resolution on accessible transport and how to improve the accessibility in the future Europe
English
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Improving Accessibility of Transport - Report on Implementation at the National Level of Measures to Improve Accessibility of Transport European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Council of Ministers Deals with barriers to the implementation of accessibility improvements and proposes ways to overcome them. Gives also best practice examples on national levels Europe
English
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Tactile Surfaces and Audible Signals European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Committee of Deputies - Group on Transport for People with Mobility Handicaps Gives an overview how to use tactile surfaces and audible signals and the different approaches in several countries Europe
English
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Transport and Ageing of the Population European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) - Council of Ministers Deals with policies to increase accessibility and safety for older people in the future Europe
English
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Improving Access To Taxis European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), International Road Transport Union (IRU) Accessible taxi design and how to provide accessible taxis for all Europe
English
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European Concept for Accessibility - ECA 2003 Francesc Aragall Gives examples how to increase accessibility, why this is important for society and provides standards. Europe
English
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ECA for Administrations Francesc Aragall, Peter Neumann, Silvio Sagramola The Guideline deals with the European Concept for Accessibility with a focus on administration and its role in planning and the legal framework Europe
English
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COST 335 "Passengers’ Accesibility of Heavy Rail Systems" Final Report European COoperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research Office (COST Office) Solutions to provide accessibility for PRM in heavy rail stations and vehicles Europe
English
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COST 349 "Accessibility of Coaches and Long Distance Buses for People with Reduced Mobility" Final Report European COoperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research Office (COST Office) Gives information on accessibility of long distance buses and coaches for PRM Europe
English
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PROMPT "WP 2: Accessibility" Synthesis Report Jukka Räsänen (VTT Building and Transport) Discusses problems of pedestrians including some kind of PRM and suggests solutions to cope with them Europe
English
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Guidelines to standardisers of Collective Transport Systems - Needs of older people and persons with disabilities - Part 1: Basic Guidelines CEN/CENELEC workshop on accessibility This guideline helps to develop norms leading to accessible collective transport systems. Europe
English
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Build For All Manual - A guide to the implementation of accessibility to the built environment through Public Procurement Info-Handicap Luxembourg Build-for-All Reference Manual for the inclusion of accessibility criteria in public calls for tender under the Public Procurement Directives of the European Union Europe
English
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Handy Travel Hints for Disabled People and Persons with Reduced Mobility Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Information and advice for disabled travellers using public transport Europe
English
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2008/164/EC: Commission Decision of 21 December 2007 concerning the technical specification of interoperability relating to persons with reduced mobility in the trans-European conventional and high-speed rail system European Commission Deals with the technical specification of interoperability relating to 'persons with reduced mobility' in the trans-European conventional and high-speed rail system European Union (EU)
English
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DIRECTIVE 2001/85/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 November 2001 relating to special provisions for vehicles used for the carriage of passengers comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat, and amending Directives 70/156/EEC and 97/27/EC European Parliament, European Council The directive deals with special provisions for vehicles used for the carriage of passengers comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat European Union (EU)
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DIRECTIVE 2003/24/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 14 April 2003 amending Council Directive 98/18/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships European Parliament, European Council Safety requirements for passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft for persons with reduced mobility European Union (EU)
English
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Access and mobility for disabled people Maria Brättemark, European Disability Forum (EDF) Comment of the EDF on the Common Transport Policy 1998-2005 of the European Union and needs on accessible mobility from the point of view of PRM European Union (EU)
English
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Accessible Access to Urban Areas European Disability Forum (EDF) Develops a disability perspective on mobility and transport in the context of urban transport European Union (EU)
English
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REGULATION (EC) No 1107/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 July 2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air European Parliament, European Council Gives special rights to disabled people when travelling by air European Union (EU)
English
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Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on rail passengers' rights and obligations European Parliament, European Council Deals with the rights and obligations of rail passengers with a chapter dedicated to PRM European Union (EU)
English
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Guide for Improving the User-friendliness of Information Services of Public Transport Armi Vilkman-Vartia, Tero Wallin, Mette Granberg Provides guidance for improving accessibility to public transport systems by on-line information systems Finland
English
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Accessibility in public space for visual and hearing impaired people BMVBS (German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development) Requirements of visual and hearing impaired; existing barriers in public space; strategies to avoid barrieres; regulations and technical rules; planning examples and practical solutions Germany
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Ground Surface Indicators in Public Areas Normausschuss 63-06-04 AA "Kommunikationshilfen für Blinde und Sehbehinderte" (Norm Comission "Communication Aids for Blind and Visually Impaired") Use and measures of floor indicators in- and outside of buildings Germany
German
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Standards of Freedom of Barriers for Local Public Transport Deutscher Behindertenrat (German Council of Disabled Persons) Sets standards for barrier-free vehicles, stops, operating procedures, and user information. Includes a list of PRM groups. Germany
German
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Special devices for blind and partially sighted persons on traffic signals - Requirements Arbeitsausschuss F4 „Kommunikationshilfen für sensorisch Behinderte“ (Work group "Communication Aids for Sensory Impaired") Standards for the implementation of acoustic devices for blind and visually impaired on traffic signals Germany
German
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Barrier-free Built Environment - Part 1: Streets, Squares, Paths, Public Transport, Recreation Areas and Playgrounds - Design principles NABau-Gremium 01.11.00 "Barrierefreies Bauen" (NABau Council "Barrier-free Built Environment") Design and construction of barrier-free public space Germany
German
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Acoustic Signals in Public Traffic Areas - Requirements Arbeitsausschuss F4 „Kommunikationshilfen für sensorisch Behinderte“ (Work group "Communication Aids for Sensory Impaired") Standards for acoustic signals in public traffic areas Germany
German
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Guide to Barrier-free Public Traffic Space Volker Sieger, Annerose Hintzke (Institut für barrierefreie Gestaltung und Mobilität, Mainz - Institute for barrier-free design and mobility, Mainz); Andrea Rau, Susanne Eckes (Institut für Mobilität und Verkehr, Kaiserslautern - Institute for mobility and transport, Kaiserslautern) Commented guideline for PRM representatives involved in planning activities, explaining the different technical guidelines and standards used in Germany and how to guarantee global access Germany
German
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Optimisation of the attractiveness of public transport for elderly car users. Problems and practical solutions. Arnd Engeln, Bernhard Schlag, Katja Deubel Problems of public transport systems according to the point of view of elderly car users and examples how to cope with them. Germany
German
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Citizen- and PRM-friendly design of low floor public transport in historical areas Kurt Ackermann, Matthias Pfeil (Chair of Transport and Infrastructure Planning, Dresden University of Technology) Implementation of barrier-free bus-stops in historical areas without destroying the historic ensemble Germany
German
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Citizen- and PRM-friendly design of public traffic space - a guideline for planners and practitioners Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen (BMVBW) (German Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction, and Housing) Provision of design rules for design elements concerning pedestrians and users of public transport facilities Germany
German
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Mobility of elderly people Antje Flade, Maria Limbourg, Bernhard Schlag The mobility of elderly people, including special chapters to the problems when using bicycles and public transport or walking Germany
German
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Guest and PRM-friendly design of transport and other infrastructure in touristic areas Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen (BMVBW) (German Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction, and Housing) This guideline compiles principles for guest and PRM-friendly design of transport and other infrastructure in touristic areas. Germany
German
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Barrier-free usable information systems Jaroslav Matuska (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) The article presents basic requirements for information systems in public transport to make it accessible for PRM, especially visual, hearing, and motor impaired. Germany
German
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Barrier-free design of public transport vehicles for elderly people Volker Sieger, Annerose Hintzke Barrier-free design of vehicles of the public transport sector to fulfill the needs of elderly people and other groups of PRM Germany
German
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Citizen- and PRM-friendly design of public transport facilities - a guideline for planners and practitioners Bernd Rust, Dirk Thamm (Hamburg Transport Association); Kurt Ackermann, Christian Bartz, Gabriele Feller (Dresden University of Technology); Wilfried Echterhoff (University of Wuppertal); Dittmar Machule (University of Technology Hamburg-Harburg); Jens Usadel, Cornelia Vogel (d*Ing Planung, Hamburg) Design of bus and tram stops and train stations which satisfy the needs of PRM Germany
German
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Law on equality of impaired people German Government Law on the equality of impaired people Germany
German
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Local Public Transport: Planning for elderly people. A guideline for practice. Federal German Ministery of Transport, Construction and Urban Development (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung (BMVBS)) The guidelines deals with the needs of elderly people and how these needs can be satisfied already during the planning process of a local public transport system Germany
German
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"Barrier-free planning and construction as an interdisciplinary field of action" Symposium: Barrier-free mobility Wulf-Holger Arndt (Technische Universität Berlin - Berlin University of Technology) Awareness-building for the different kinds of PRM and their needs for barrier-free mobility. General overview about most important mobility facilities in public space and possible access-friendly design Germany
German
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Barrier-free mobility for the aging society Hartmut H. Topp Challenges of the changing age structure in Germany and how access and mobility can nevertheless reached Germany
German
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Barrier-free Public Transport in Germany Friedhelm Blennemann, Günter Girnau, Helmut Grossmann (STUVA - Research Association for Underground Transportation Facilities, Cologne, Germany) Overview of the situation of barrier-free public transport in Germany. It deals with the actual situation and gives advice how to provide accessible public transport. Germany
German
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From Freedom of Barriers to Design for All - Experiences from Research and Praxis Rüdiger Leidner, Peter Neumann, Markus Rebstock The guideline deals with different experiences made with freedom of barriers in Germany. It gives reports about best practice cases and deals with the problems of PRM. Germany
German
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Local public transport for PRM - Needs for action from the point of view of the companies in charge for local transport Kord Simons (Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft - Bavarian Railway Company) Accessibility problems in public railway transport and possible solutions from the point of view of a public transport orderer Germany (Bavaria)
German
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Actively and safely through Halle by bus and tram. Advices for PRM Hallesche Verkehrs-AG HAVAG (Transport operator of Halle/Saale) Explains how to use the local public transport if mobility reduced Germany (Halle/Saale)
German
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Guideline Unimpeded Mobility Hessische Straßen- und Verkehrsverwaltung (Street and Transport Administration of Hesse, Germany) Guideline providing information regarding the needs of PRM and provides information how to use possible solutions correctly and explains best practice examples Germany (Hesse)
German
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PRM participating in traffic Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD), Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz (Transport Club of Germany, state association of Rhineland-Palatinate): Thomas Bredenbröker, Claudia Degrell, Michael Heilmann, Andreas Roll, Birgit Schanz, Günther Wanger, Alexander Wilms; Fachgebiet Verkehrswesen der Universität Kaiserslautern (Transport Sciences Section at Kaiserslautern University): Andreas Rau, Hinrich Böer, Dominik Könighaus, Thomas Pickel Documentation of problems for PRM and solution possibilities in public traffic space and public transport environments Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate)
German
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Project "Local Public Transport / Public Railway Transport for everyone" in Saxony Landesverband Selbsthilfe Körperbehinderter Sachsen e. V. (LSKS) (Saxonian State Association of Physically Handicapped Peoples' Self-Help) Technical standards to provide access to public transport Germany (Saxony)
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Consultation of the VVO according to freedom of barriers in public transport from the point of view of blind/visual impaired users Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband Sachsen e.V. (Blind and Visual Impaired Association Saxony), Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe VVO (Transport Network Upper Elbe), ÖPNV/SPNV für alle (Public Local and Railway Transport for everyone) Agreement between operators and PRM-lobby group to provide visual impaired people access to public transport Germany (Saxony)
German
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FreeSpace - Planning guide for barrier-free hiking path design Matthias Gather, Juliane Friedrich (Institut für Verkehr und Raum an der Fachhochschule Erfurt (Institute of Traffic and Space at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences)) Design and maintainance of barrier-free hiking paths Germany (Thuringia)
German
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Recommended Accessibility Guidelines for Public Transport Operators in Ireland National Disability Authority of Ireland The Guidelines are intended to help public transport operators provide a good, comprehensive and readily usable service to people with disabilities. Ireland
English
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Transport Access for All Department of Transport of Ireland This Plan sets out a series of time bound and measurable targets and a number of policy objectives and time bound targets for making all modes of transport more accessible to people with mobility, sensory and cognitive impairments. Ireland
English
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Building for Everyone National Disability Authority of Ireland This book shows how to design, make and manage buildings and external environment for the inclusion, access and use of everybody. Ireland
English
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
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Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
WHITE BOOK on urban mobility and accessibility Guidelines for Public Administrations Franco Angeli with the support of the Municipality of Parma, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Welfare and Ministry of Social Policy The Guideline deals with improving the accessibility of work and public spaces, as well as public transports. It gives instruments to assess the urban accessibility and proposes to appoint, in cities with more of 50.000 citizens, a "disability manager" which is responsible for promoting and developing the local PRM policy. Italy
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Guideline to tax breaks and grant aids for disabled people Tiziana Sabatini, Barbara Schiavon List of incentives and tax breaks available for PRM people living in the Emilia Romagna Region. Tax breaks for disabled people which are car owners. Contributions for general mobility, list of tax exeptions and financial contributions for car and house adaptation to PRM. Italy (Emilia Romagna)
Italian
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Transport Network Accessibility Guide Azienda Trasporti Milano ATM (Local Public Transport Company of Milan) The guide aims to improve the accessibility of people with visual, motor and hearing impairments on the underground, bus and tram in Milan Italy (Milan)
Italian
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Accessibility in the Municipality of Parma Agency of Policies in Favour of Disabled People Adjustment of town structures, Network of Supporting Associations, Social Integration, Sport and Leisure, School and Transport Assistance, in favour of disabled people. Italy (Parma)
Italian
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Guideline of Transport Services for Passengers with Reduced Mobility ADR Assistance The Guideline look for improving the micro accessibility of PRM peopole to the airports of Rome. The Guideline gives information about the door-to-door accessibility of PRM people, from home up til the plain. Maps and contacts are also available to move and find the adapted accesses inside the airport. Italy (Rome)
Italian
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Norm guide INFO-HANDICAP The guideline provides minimum standards to fulfill in order to guarantee an accessible environment to PRM Luxembourg
French
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English Title Author / Editor of the Guideline Topics of the Guideline Country
Language
Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
V M H C
Access for All (Design Guidelines) Fred Bezzina, Joseph Spiteri The book contains a checklist-like compendium of accessibility measures which allow to check whether a construction is accessible or not Malta
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Living space accessible for people with motor impairment Integration Association Accessible surroundings (parking, entrance to the building, external stairs), building (ramp, driveway, windows, e;evators, corridors, internal stairs etc.), apartments (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc.), equipment. Poland
Polish
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Living space accessible for people with visual imparment Integration Association Visual disfunctions, lighting, contrast and color, sound signals, door opening, equipment arrangements, detail planing, safe kitchen, stairs and ramps, elevators. Poland
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Designing without barriers - guidelines Kamil Kowalski; Dorota Starzyńska; Katarzyna Pac - Raszewska; Małgorzata Denys Horizontal transport, vertical transport, surface materials, windows, doors, entrances, rest rooms, parking lots, heating, lighting etc. Poland
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REGULATION OF THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND MARITIME dated 30 May 2000 on the technical requirements to be met by traffic engineering objects and their location (Official Journal of 3 August 2000). Ministry of Transport and Maritime of Poland Very wide approach towards technical standards of all engineering objects concerning transport - some of them applicable for PRM Poland
Polish
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Design Tips - pedestrian crossings - signposting and information. Ministry of Transport of Poland Design of pedestrian crossings Poland
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Program of adapting PT system to serve people with disabilities. “Adapting PT system to serve people with disabilities” Task Team Adaptation of existing public transport network in Krakow to the needs of PRM Poland (Krakow)
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People with disabilities in road traffic WOST - Warsaw Transportation Round Table Public transportation issues, mobility on sidewalks, placing visual information signs, disabled tourists accessibility, enforcement Poland (Warsaw)
Polish
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Normative regarding adjustment of civil buildings and related urban space to the requirements of disabled persons Design, Hardware and Research in Construction Institution Rules for buildings and public space Romania
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NATIONAL STRATEGY for the protection, integration and social inclusion of people with disabilities - "equal opportunities for people with disabilities - towards a society without discrimination" Romanian Government Defines the benefits that must be implemented for disabled persons. Romania
Romanian
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Law 448/2006 regarding the protection and promotion of rights of handicapped persons Romanian Government Law refering mainly to persons in wheelchairs. Romania
Romanian
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Order no. 1383 from 24.09.2002 Romanian Government The document sets some rules for the dimensions/gradients of buildings and public space. Romania
Romanian
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Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
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Law 519/2002 Romanian Government The law sets some general rules regarding accessibility in public space and public transport. Romania
Romanian
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National Plan on handicapped people's life condition development Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic Medical care, Rehabilitation, Support services, Accessibility, Education, Employment, Culture, Recreational activities and sports, Information, Legislation, International cooperation Slovakia
Slovak
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State of the Accessibility of Public Transport Systems for People with Disabilities in Slovakia Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität - Austrian Mobility Research (FGM-AMOR) Legal and regulatory framework conditions, Organisational framework conditions, Accessibility of passenger information, Accessibility issues in ticketing, Accessibility of stops and stations, Accessibility of vehicles, Safety, reliability and services, Alternatives to public transport Slovakia
English
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Slovakia - ANED country profile ANED - Academic Network of European Disability experts Academic networks and resources, Policy and enforcement bodies, Organisations of disabled people, National law and strategy Slovakia
English
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Report on Implementation of National Programme on Development of Living Conditions for Persons with Disabilities in all Living Areas for years 2006-2007 Institute for Labour and Family Research Employment, Education, Accesibility of buildings, Poverty and Incomes, Attitudes, Public Spending Slovakia
Slovak
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ANED country report on the implementation of policies supporting independent living for disabled people Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) The legal context for independent living for disabled people (existing laws, policies and strategies), Agents for promotion of independent living, Progress towards independent community living, Types of support for independent living in community, Personal assistance services, Assisting equipment and adaptations. Slovakia
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Rules on the requirements for free access to, entry to and use of public buildings and facilities and multi-apartment buildings Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning Legal document regulating rules and standards for free access to public and multi-apartment buildings. Slovenia
Slovene
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Rules on railway stations and stops facilities Ministry of Transport of Slovenia Legal document regulating facilities on railway stations and stops, determining rules and standards for accesibility for all. Slovenia
Slovene
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I feel, I see, I can do ... A place for blind and visually impaired people Andreja Krivic Most common barriers for visually impaired in public spaces with design suggestions for improvements. 20 cases studies are presented in outline of specialized parks for blind from different European countries. Slovenia
Slovene
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Design and adaptation of built environment for functionally disabled people Marija Vovk (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) Manual for design and adaptation of built environment for functionally disabled people Slovenia
Slovene
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Measures for impementation of rights of the disabled to barrier-free access Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia A web-based tool on accessibility of major public buildings Slovenia
Slovene
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Guidelines for an accessible environment Ministry of Education, Social Policy and Sports, Government of Spain Accessibility standards for building construction, public buildings, housing, technologies, accessible mobility in public spaces (parks, gardens and transport, historic centres) and prevention of accidents. Spain
Spanish
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I Accessibility National Plan 2004-2012 Spanish Ministry of Labor and Social Issues, State Secretary of Social Services, Family and Disabled People Strategic Action Plan at national level Spain
Spanish
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Accessibility Plan ACCEPLAN 2003-2010 - WHITE BOOK: For a new paradigm, design for everyone, towards the total equality of opportunities Fernando Alonso López (Direction and coordination); Institut Universitari Estudios Europeos / University Institute of European Studies, Barcelona, Spain ACCEPLAN analysis the possibilities and action scopes needed to face the problems and difficulties in terms of accessibility in all type of environments, products and services. Spain
Spanish
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Decree 13/2007, 15 March, Technical Rules for the development in the area of accessibility promotion and overcoming architectonic barriers Government of Spain Standards to implement accessible environments, public space, buildings, public transport and infrastructures Spain
Spanish
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GREEN BOOK: Accessibility in Spain. Diagnosis and basis for an integral plan to overcome barriers Ministry of Labour and Social Issues, Government of Spain, Instituto de Migraciones y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO) / Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Instituto de Migraciones y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO) del Gobierno de España Diagnosis of the situation of accessibility in Spain, measures to overcome barriers, normative framework, accessibility in different sectors, methodology of evaluations, etc. Spain
Spanish
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Accessibility Guide "Cultural and Touristic Valencia 2007" Municipality of Valencia, Spain Accessibility levels to public spaces, public transport and touristic areas of the city of Valencia Spain (Valencia)
Spanish
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E-tool Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR); Myndigheten för handikap-politisk samordning, Handisam (Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination, Handisam) Accessibility to dialogue between policy makers and those involved regardless of their abilities Sweden
Swedish
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Examples for easily eliminated obstacles: Design of state roads on basis of HIN1 Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) The purpose of the examples collection is to show reasonable interpretations and examples of solutions based on BFS 2003:19 HIN 1. Sweden
Swedish
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Building away Svensson, Elisabeth The book includes information on the rules and in-depth knowledge of what is needed to make the environment accessible and useful. Sweden
Swedish
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VGU (Roads and street design) Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration); Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR) Roads and street design (VGU) is a document for road and street planners, engineers and clients in planning design stages. Sweden
Swedish
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Public Transport Advanced: Usable public transport for people with functional limitations Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) National action plan for public transport development Sweden
Swedish
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Stations for everyone Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) The project "Stations for everyone" aims at making 60 railway stations in Sweden more accessible Sweden
Swedish
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Bus 2010: Common performance requirements for buses Svensk kollektivtrafik (Swedish Public Transport Association) Create conditions for a cost-effective and efficient public transport Sweden
Swedish
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Break the Barriers Myndigheten för handikap-politisk samordning, Handisam (Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination, Handisam) Break the Barriers is about different ways to make society more accessible. Sweden
Swedish
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TRAST (Traffic for an attractive city) Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR), Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration), Boverket (The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) TRAST is a planning tool supporting municipalities in development of a balanced transport system Sweden
Swedish
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Streets for everybody Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR) Streets for everybody is intended as an aid for building, furnishing and maintaining street areas in such a way that "everybody" can use them. Sweden
Swedish
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The Whole Journey - requirements for reaching the goal of accessible public transport in 2010 Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) Standards and guidelines for journeys from door to door Sweden
Swedish
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Easier without barriers Boverket (National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) Shows how barriers can be easily eliminated Sweden
Swedish
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Checklists for the inventory of easily removed obstacles, BFS 2003:19 HIN1 Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR) Three inventory forms processing public buildings, terminal or hub with bus stops as well as walkways and open spaces Sweden
Swedish
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Inventory template for easily removed obstacles, BFS 2003:19 HIN1 Boverket (National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) Assists property owners by identifying barriers in public premises which can be easily removed Sweden
Swedish
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Accessible City Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR) "Accessible City" provides advices on goals, strategies and work procedure for municipalities developing an accessibility plan for the transport network Sweden
Swedish
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BFS 2003:19 HIN1 Removal of easily eliminated obstacles Boverket (National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) Regulations and general recommendations issued by the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning on the removal of easily eliminated obstacles to and in premises to which the public has access and in public spaces Sweden
Swedish
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BFS 2004:15 ALM1 Accessibility and usability in public spaces Boverket (National Board of Housing, Building and Planning) Regulations and general recommendations issued by the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning on accessibility and usability for people with limited mobility or orientation capacity in public spaces and in areas for constructions other than buildings Sweden
Swedish
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Disability Policy MobilPlus Zürcher Verkehrsverbund ZVV (Zurich Transport Network) Policy of Zurich Transport Network to improve access for PRM to public transport until 2014 Switzerland (Zurich)
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Railways for All Strategy British Department for Transport (DfT) Strategy explains how the rail industry will improve the accessibility of rail travel in Great Britain. United Kingdom
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Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) Central Government of the United Kingdom The DDA is the governing legislation for the UK to ensure that the rights to equality of disabled people are protected. This refers to all public spaces and transport infrastructure. United Kingdom
English
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Inclusive Mobility British Department for Transport, Central Government of the United Kingdom Technical guidance around access standards including minimum dimensions of doors, passageways, gradients, entry and exit routes, signage and information sources etc. United Kingdom
English
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Design Manual for Roads and Bridges British Highways Agency, Central Government of the United Kingdom Use of Non Motorised User Audits in road and bridge designs. United Kingdom
English
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Taxi Accessibility Regulations British Department for Transport (DfT) Various sections relating to taxi and private hire vehicles United Kingdom
English
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Advice for Taxi Drivers - Meeting the Needs of Disabled Passengers Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Basic advice to taxi drivers around customer care of disabled passengers United Kingdom
English
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Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000 British Department for Transport (DfT) This document is intended to provide guidance for those in the manufacturing and operating industries on meeting the requirements of the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations. United Kingdom
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Take Care of Your Customers Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Basic guidance to ensure customer care standards from bus and coach operators United Kingdom
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Design of Large Passenger Ships & Passenger Infrastructure: Guidance on Meeting the Needs of Disabled People Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee's Ferries Working Group (DPTAC Ferries Working Group) This advice covers all phases of a journey on passenger ships United Kingdom
English
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Access to air travel - guidance for disabled and less mobile passengers Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Guide to help make flying an easier and more positive experience. United Kingdom
English
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Design Specification for On-Board Wheelchair for Commercial Passenger Aircraft Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Describes the technical specifications for on-board wheelchairs for airplanes United Kingdom
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Accessibility Specification for Toilets on Aircraft Aviation Working Group of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) The specification aims to ensure all disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility are able to gain access to toilet facilities, move within the toilet and fully use toilet facilities on aircraft. United Kingdom
English
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DPTAC Charter on training and education in accessibility Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Demands inclusive design priciples to be included into professional training. United Kingdom
English
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Disability Equality and Awareness Training Framework for Transport Staff Carol Thomas (Education & Training Working Group Chair) A training framework that will help transport providers identify the requirements of disabled passengers, and the training staff require to help assist them properly. United Kingdom
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Revised accessibility specification for small buses designed to carry 9 to 22 passengers (inclusive) Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Provides advisory specification for all manufactures and operators of small buses (up to 16 seats) United Kingdom
English
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Making private hire services more accessible to disabled people: A good practice guide for Private Hire Vehicle operators and drivers Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Guidance on making private hire / taxi services easier to use for disabled people. United Kingdom
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Intermodal Transport Interchange for London Transport for London Best practice guidelines for creating accessible and seamless interchange environments in London United Kingdom (London)
English
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Disability And Deaf Equality Scheme Transport for London Guidance for London transport operators around standards of accessibility and disability awareness. United Kingdom (London)
English
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Roads For All Transport Scotland, Scottish Parliament Policy guidance to ensure full accessibility of major road network in Scotland United Kingdom (Scotland)
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Improved Public Transport for Disabled People TNS System Three Social Research; The Transport Research Institute, Napier University; Transport and Travel Research Ltd The purpose of this research was to explore and assess a wide range of potential improvements to public transport for disabled people United Kingdom (Scotland)
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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Ben Caldwell, Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michael Cooper, W3C; Loretta Guarino Reid, Google, Inc.; Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Guideline how to present accesible websites which can be used by all kind of disabled people regardless of their used support Worldwide
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Cognitive Impairment, Mental Health and Transport - Design with Everyone in Mind International Transport Forum Awareness-building for the special needs of cognitive impaired people and how to provide them with an accessible public transport Worldwide
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Ageing and Transport - Mobility Needs and Safety Issues Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Describes the change in mobility-behaviour due to the increasing population of aged people. It gives insight in changing mobility patterns and possible solutions to still provide mobility Worldwide
English
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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol United Nations Organization Guarantees the same rights to diabled persons as to non-disabled persons and mentions areas where measures have to be introduced to help disabled persons to participate in social life Worldwide
English
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Wheelchair access in metro systems UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Deals with the official position of the UITP regarding wheelchair access to metro systems and gives hints to the members how to provide accessibility Worldwide
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Type of PRM affected* Fact Sheet
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Access to Public Transport UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Position of the UITP regarding the accessibility of public transport for PRM and how accessibility can be reached. Worldwide
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Access to Sea Travel - Information for Disabled People and People with Reduced Mobility Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) A guide to help make travelling on passenger vessels an easier and more positive experience Worldwide
English
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Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities United Nations Organization The Rules offer an instrument for policy-making and action to persons with disabilities and their organizations. Worldwide
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* V: Visual impaired
M: Motor impaired
H: Hearing impaired
C: Cognitive / learning impaired