Accessible Transportation Around the World

Access Exchange International (AEI) is a non-governmental organization promoting accessible public transport for persons with disabilities and seniors in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and eastern Europe.

AEI promotes both accessible design of pedestrian infrastructure and transport systems and the accessible operation of such systems in a user-friendly and safe manner. Visit our “International resources and web links” section for information on AEI resources and other helpful publications and links. Our Newsletters section gives you the latest information on events and trends in our field.

Front cover of new paratransit guideNew Paratransit Guide

Paratransit for mobility-impaired persons in developing regions: Starting up and scaling up (PDF)

New technology and new thinking about sustainable transport systems are coming together to enable fresh approaches to the door-to-door transportation needed by disabled persons in less-wealthy regions.

AEI has prepared a guide that takes a fresh look at everything from smart phone applications to ways non-profit NGOs can work together in order to scale up existing services. It also provides examples from some of the paratransit systems now operating beyond the “traditional” services found in Europe, North America, Japan, and Hong Kong – with fresh information from cities such as New Delhi, Cape Town, Istanbul, São Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, and Moscow.

Supplemental materials on planning, scheduling, and financial management

Spanish version of the Guide:

Transporte puerta a puerta para personas con movilidad limitada: Su inicio y su desarrollo (PDF)


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