While access to public transport has improved in a number of ways since
the implementation of the standards in 2002, and the first five year review in 2007, there continue to be a number of barriers preventing people who are blind or vision impaired from enjoying full access to the transport experience. We are also greatly concerned about the lower levels of compliance reported in rural and regional areas and strongly believe that low levels of demand for accessible public transport should not negate the need to provide a service that is universally accessible.
These and other aspects were outlined in the Blind Citizens Australia’s response to the 2012 Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport Draft Review Report. You can find a copy of our submission on our Submissions page