TRANSPORT AND HANDICAPPED PEOPLE. A LITERATURE SURVEY PREPARED IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL PROJECTS SECTION, REHABILITATION POLICY AND SERVICES DIVISION, OF THE COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY

Material in this report is covered in three sections. The first (chapter 2) is concerned with the definition of disability and identification of disabled people, both in practice as it is done in Australia and overseas, and in theory, as it might have been done. The second (chapters 3- 6) is concerned with transport barriers on the major transport systems: road, rail, air, "private" and "public". It covers identification of the barriers which make them partly or wholly inaccessible to the disabled, and the attempts to remove these barriers. The third section (chapters 7-8) focuses on the roles of organisations for the handicapped and of governments in bringing about change in the transport system as a whole, and assesses the value of the various approaches that have been adopted. Comments on the applicability of particular approaches to the Australian social and political situation, and to the needs of handicapped people in Australia, are made throughout the discussion. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Social Security, Australia

    Development and Special Projects Division
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Series No. 1 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM