#TransportJustice campaign launched to fight disability discrimination on public transport

The Campaign

The #TransportJustice campaign was launched this week by a group of Paralympians and disability activists, including Anne Wafula Strike, Helene Raynsford and Inclusion London. #TransportJustice aims to enable other disabled people who face misery on transport every day to bring strategic litigation andhold corporations to account for unequal access to transport so that they have genuine freedom to travel.

The aim is to build up a legal fund, administered by Inclusion London, which will cover basic legal costs to instruct lawyers with experience in disability discrimination to investigate cases of individuals who face disability discrimination, initially on trains and planes but we hope across the transport network in the long term.

In 2017, Anne suffered from a bad experience on a CrossCountry train after the rail provider failed to provide an accessible toilet on a three hour journey. There was no legal aid for Anne to risk the costs of a court case, but DPG acted for her and luckily the case was settled.

#TransportJustice aims to enable other disabled people who face misery on transport every day to bring strategic litigation to hold corporations to account for unequal access to transport, so that they have genuine freedom to travel.

The aim is to build up a legal fund, administered by Inclusion London*, which will cover basic legal costs to instruct lawyers with experience in disability discrimination to investigate cases of individuals who face disability discrimination, initially on trains and planes but we hope across the transport network in the long term.

Please help by:

1) Making a small donation.

2) Sharing the campaign link on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

3) Emailing people you know to spread the word.

Inclusion London

Inclusion London is a charity which supports over 70 Deaf and Disabled Organisations working across every London borough, reaching over 70,000 Disabled Londoners. The Disability Justice Project supports London DDPOs to use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make their rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.

https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/

Press

Guardian

London Live

BBC 5 Live – with DPG partner Louise Whitfield and Anne Wafule Strike MBE at 1:13:11