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      People with hearing loss can face numerous information and communication challenges when travelling on public transport. Read our policy statements on the topic here.

      Accessing accurate, up-to-date travel information, communicating with staff, and safety concerns can all present barriers for people with hearing loss when using public transport.

      Our policy statements below outline the issues for people with hearing loss when using different forms of public transport. Each statement sets out our stand on the issues and suggests what actions need to be taken to improve access to public transport for people with hearing loss.

      The first statement provides a general overview of public transport while the following statements concentrate on the issues relevant to individual modes of transport.


      Collection contents (5 publications)

      Access for road users with hearing loss

      This policy statement outlines the main issues for people with hearing loss when using the road as a pedestrian, cyclist or driver.

      Policy statement
      Updated 9 Jan 2014

      Access to air travel for people with hearing loss

      This policy statement outlines the main issues for people with hearing loss when travelling by air.

      Policy statement
      Updated 10 Jan 2014

      Access to rail travel for people with hearing loss

      This policy statement outlines the main issues for people with hearing loss when travelling by rail.

      Policy statement
      Updated 2 Jan 2014

      Access to taxis and private hire vehicles for people with hearing loss

      This policy statement outlines the main issues for people with hearing loss when travelling by taxi or PHV.

      Policy statement
      Updated 8 Jan 2014

      Access to waterborne vessels for people with hearing lossPublication

      This policy statement outlines the main issues for people with hearing loss when travelling by passenger waterborne vessels, including ferries, boats, ships and cruise ships.

      Policy statement
      Updated 10 Jan 2014
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