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Encyclopedia > Wheelchair accessible

Easy Access is a term that describes among other things, the design of buildings, or transport so that anybody regardless of whether they are elderly, pushing a pram, or are disabled can use them. Examples of design features might be obvious things such as ramps instead of, or as well as steps, but it also covers such things as fire alarms hooked up to the lighting system of a building so that when the alarm sounds, the light simultaniously flash, thereby alerting deaf people to the situation.


Easy Access facilites are now required by legislation in many countries:

While the provision of Easy Access can be painfully difficult and expensive to provide as a retro-fit or afterthough, designing EA facilities at the time of original construction can be quite simple. The Disability Discrimination Act is a UK parliamentary act of 1995, which makes it unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disabilities in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by George H. W. Bush. ... The Disability Discrimination Act is a UK parliamentary act of 1995, which makes it unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disabilities in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport. ... Ea can signify several things. ...


List of London stations to get Easy Access

  • According to Modern Railways of May 2005, GBP370m has been earmarked for further disability access to the UK rail network.

Finchley Central tube station is a station in Finchley_Central on the Northern Line, It has three platforms, one of which goes to Mill Hill East tube station, another goes up towards High Barnet tube station, and one goes southbound towards Morden tube station. ... Modern Railways is a monthly magazine covering the rail industry published by Ian Allan. ... This article is about the month of May. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

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Wheelchair Accessibility FAQ - NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (2236 words)
You may use an accessible minivan with a seating capacity of six (6) passengers or less, excluding the driver, equipped with either a side or rear lift or ramp to accommodate passengers using wheelchairs, to comply with this rule.
You may use an accessible minivan or other accessible vehicle, with a seating capacity of twenty (20) passengers or less, excluding the driver, equipped with either a side or rear lift or ramp to accommodate passengers using wheelchairs, to comply with this rule.
You may use an accessible vehicle with a seating capacity of twenty (20) passengers or less, excluding the driver, or an accessible luxury bus, equipped with a lift or ramp to accommodate passengers using wheelchairs, to comply with this rule.
Wheelchair Accessible Italy (1689 words)
Accessible transfer to the Milan railway station in the afternoon.
Accessible transfer to airport or railway station for return to US or additional touring.
Accessible transfer to airport for return flight to US or to railway station for additional touring.
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