Disability: Between Mobility and Organizational Inclusion
Keywords:Disability, organizational inclusion, transport, mobility
Various charters of rights in Western world recognize a specific right to mobility, but for some citizens it may actually be difficult to travel freely. People with disabilities, in fact, often encounter technical or organizational problems that prevent them to enjoy this right.
We believe that ensuring mobility is fundamental for organizational inclusion of people with disabilities. Since the early 1990s, in Italy, many legislative provisions have been drafted to improve the possibilities of travel for people with disabilities; we think that is legitimate, after thirty years, to ask at what point we are today.
We therefore propose to carry out a specific study of the functioning of transport systems form the point of view of these people, to explore the possibilities of improvements.
We propose this study to evaluate if further interventions are necessary, regarding not only the legislative framework but also, above all, the actual possibilities of mobility offered by transport systems, beginning with the railroad, which first, in the 1980s, began to offer specific services for people with disabilities.
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