More than one billion people with disabilities are on the planet, accounting for about 15 percent of the world’s population. Most of them live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and too often, they experience challenging poverty, marginalisation and exclusion in society.
Accessible public transport is essential for ensuring people with disabilities have access to education, employment and healthcare, as well as social contacts with family and friends. The ability to move and travel independently is fundamental to breaking the downward spiral of dependence and poverty.
Our research explores the mobility experiences of people with disabilities living in LMICs and offers practical tools, guidance and insights into ensuring that people with disabilities are not only beneficiaries of development, but importantly that they are agents of change driving that development.