Transport by road, rail, water or air should be available and accessible to everyone. The following are only a few of the key areas which may present some access issues.
- Online booking / trip planning
- Accessibility of bus stops / stations / airports
- Information / signage / communication
- Assistance with wayfinding / navigation / Tactile Ground Surface Indicators ( TGSI’s)
- Assistive devices / mobility aids
- Sensitive and competent drivers / staff
- Access on / from / while using, the mode of transport
If you believe that you have been discriminated against through Non Compliant Transport and Travel, please feel free to fill out and submit our Disability Discrimination Complaint (DDC) Form, which we will review, then take to the relevant authororities.
You can also read the information and follow the links below the form to find out more about Accessible Transport and Travel and the companies and organizations that can assist you in South Africa.
Public & Private Accessible Transport Services
Some Government projects include introducing services to specific Cities or Provinces, these services cater and are accessible to some persons with disabilities. There are also private companies who specialize in the transport of all persons with disabilities in South Africa. Some companies & organizations also rent out accessible or adapted vehicles suitable for persons who use Mobility Aids such as Wheelchairs, Scooters and Walkers. Click on the link below to find out more about these services that are available and the companies that supply them.
South Africa is a very popular and relatively accessible tourist destination. They aim to ensure that all aspects of tourism are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. Despite this, one of the biggest obstacles still faced by many travelers with Mobility Impairments, is finding suitable Accessible Travel and Transport which can cater for persons who use Mobility Aids such as Wheelchairs or Scooters. Persons who rely on this type of equipment traditionally face many obstacles when traveling, they not only require extra space to maneuver and store their Mobility Aids and other equipment, but many of these people also have difficulty transferring to and from their Mobility Aids into a seat or into a vehicle.
There are various options when traveling in South Africa or overseas, including traveling by Air, Sea, Rail or Road, which are all possible to some degree for persons with Mobility Impairments. Each person is different and each form of travel offer its own pro’s and cons. Your travel arrangements can be booked online via the company web site which may also specify more details on what disabilities they can cater for. When deciding to take a trip, whether it is for a holiday or for business, it is important to start organizing & planning your transportation and travel arrangements a couple of weeks or months before departure.
Click on the link below to find more information, links and tips about the different forms of travelling that is accessible to you, as well as some of the companies and web sites that can assist you in specific areas.