Improving the accessibility of transport infrastructure not only benefits people with disabilities but also parents with prams, people carrying luggage, people with injuries and seniors.
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is committed to ensuring that Western Australia’s public transport services are accessible for every member of the community. To achieve this, Transperth and Transwa services, information, infrastructure and ticketing systems are designed or are being progressively upgraded to meet the needs of all community members including people with a disability, seniors and parents with prams and young children.
Celebrate International Day of People with Disability
The International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities.
Commemorated annually on 3 December, the day promotes global community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people living with a disability.
This year’s IPDwD theme: “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world,” highlights the need to work collaboratively to make our community a better place to live, work and play – for everyone.
By acknowledging this important day, we can take action to remove barriers for the 4.4 million Australians with disability and contribute to positive change in our workplace and in the community more broadly.
Together, we can all take action to challenge perceptions about disability, remove barriers and promote inclusive and respectful attitudes and behaviours in our workplace.
For more information about IDPwD, including resources, stories, videos and social tiles, visit www.idpwd.com.au or follow @idpwd on Facebook and Twitter, or @idpwd_au on Instagram.
You can also help spread the word and join the conversation online using #IDPwD
The PTA Accessibility Policy has been developed as the overarching document for access. Our Accessibility Policy outlines how the PTA shall, as far as reasonably practical, provide public passenger transport services and facilities that are accessible to all passengers.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
The PTA, together with our Transport Portfolio partners Main Roads and the Department of Transport, has developed the Transport Portfolio Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) for 2022-2027.
The DAIP aims to ensure that people with a disability have the same opportunity as other people to access PTA public transport services, information and facilities.
The PTA has also developed the PTA Implementation Plan for Transport Portfolio Disability Access and Inclusion Plan which demonstrates our commitment to providing a high level of independence for all passengers.
Our current 2022-2027 DAIP is available below.
The DAIP, Implementation Plan and Accessibility Policy will be made available in alternative formats upon request, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (08) 9326 2651.