We believe that all people have the right to enjoy seamless, accessible and independent travel. EU Treaties and Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. guarantee the right to free movement for all citizens. Despite this fact, persons with disabilities still do not fully benefit from this right as the transport system throughout the EU remains inaccessible.

We actively lobby the European Union to move towards a barrier-free Europe for all to achieve a fully accessible transport chain from door to door. In the field of transport, this implies:

  • The Design for All principle when designing transport vehicles such as trains or buses and surrounding infrastructure such as train stations
  • Accessible and easy to understand information about a journey
  • Information about the level of accessibility of a certain mode of transport available for all users
  • If transport is not fully accessible: providing assistance from the point of departure to the point of arrival at the final destination of a disabled passenger, tailored to his specific needs, at no extra cost.
  • Disability awareness and disability equality training for all personnel working in the transport sector.

We actively support the European Commission's camapaign on passengers rights.

EDF webinar on passengers' rights for persons with disabilities (April 2020)

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