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This year

10 November 2005: Transport Guide Taxi Services

Now available on the site.

13 October 2005: Disability Equality Training

Free to committees and boards in Craigmillar organisations. Read the full text here.

23 August 2005: Edinburgh City Council Transport Committee

The DDS Group met with the Convener of Edinburgh City Council Transport Committee to talk about their experiences of using Lothian Buses. Read more about it here.

August 2005: Newsletter

You can now download August's DDS Newsletter as a PDF document (183k).


A Taxi For The Future

The disability democracy & society group have recently tried out the new E7 Taxi read our report.

7th July 2003: Taxi Driver Training Website

We are launching a web site that we have created, it involves training for taxi drivers on disability equality and how best to support disabled people using taxis.

3 March 2003: Low-floor bus demonstration

We had a demonstration of low-floor accessible buses provided by Lothian Buses, giving our members and other disabled people the opportunity to try them out and offer comments on them.

6 December 2002: Taxi Workshop Day

We held a workshop day, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, with taxi drivers and our members shooting some video footage of good practice for taxi drivers assisting disabled people. The video will be incorporated into our taxi training web site, and a shortened version will appear on this site with our full report on the day.

September 2002: Web site funding

The group has been awarded funding by Consignia in order to develop a training pack for taxi drivers which will be put up on this web site - it'll be up in April 2003.

Autumn 2002: Accessibility in Craigmillar

George Riddell, a member of our group, has featured in a video made by Craigmillar Ability Network to highlight physical access issues in the streets around Craigmillar. We have a photography display highlighting the issues faced by disabled people using buses and taxis that can be borrowed; please contact us.

27th November 2001: Transport Event

We held a transport event to raise awareness of the barriers faced by disabled people using public transport; have a look at our report.