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Author: Charanjit Singh  //  Category: Auto News

Most councils in the U.K have compulsory disability awareness training, but Yellow Walsall Taxis have pushed the bounders of what is exacted of their drivers, all yellow cars drivers are expected to complete in house disability awareness programme after their initial four week driver training has been completed. The course content has been broken down below so it gives readers a bit understanding of what they can expect from taxis and private hire drivers not only in Walsall but country wide. Part 1 of the Disability Discrimination Act defines disability as a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities. A definition of impairment and disability by some disability groups emphasises the loss of opportunities due to social and environmental barriers. Impairment is an injury, illness or congenital condition that can cause or is likely to cause a loss of difference in physiological (body) or psychological, mental and emotional) function.

Disability can be seen as the loss or limitation of opportunities to take part in society on an equal level with other people due to social and environmental barriers.

The disability discrimination act 1995 introduced fresh regulations to end discrimination the people experience. The Act provides disabled people new legal rights of access to goods, facilities and services. The act is split into Five parts, two components directly impact on transportation providers in their provision of their own services which are:

Code of Practice of Rights regarding Access to Services and Premises (section 3, this covers responsibilities in connection with the provision of transportation infrastructure services.)

Code of Practice on Provision and Use of Transport Vehicles (supplementary to the Part 3 code), this covers duties in relation to the provision and use of transport vehicles.

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It is unlawful for transport providers to refuse service to a disabled person, offer a lower standard of service or provide a service on worse terms to a disabled person for a reason related to his or her disability, e.g. making an additional charge.

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