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Disability, Mobility and Transport in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Thematic Review

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Honorary Reader in Disability and International Development, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Gender & Inclusion Theme Leader, High Volume Transport Research Programme, IMC Worldwide Consultants, 64–68 London Rd, Redhill RH1 1LG, UK
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Sustainability 2020, 12(2), 589; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12020589
Received: 3 October 2019 / Revised: 11 December 2019 / Accepted: 2 January 2020 / Published: 13 January 2020
This paper discusses issues affecting the transport and mobility needs of people with disabilities in middle- and low-income countries and how disability intersects with a range of other factors to impact on transport needs, use and engagement. The paper is intended to stimulate discussion and identify areas for further research, and identifies a number of key issues that are salient to discussions around equitable and inclusive transport provision, including patterns of transport use, behaviour and experiences, solutions and policy directions, measuring access and inclusion, policies and intersectionality. The paper also identifies gaps in knowledge and provision, barriers to addressing these gaps, and some possible solutions to overcoming these barriers. These include shifting the focus from access to inclusion, reconceptualising how ‘special’ transport might be provided, and most importantly listening to the voices and experiences of adults and children with disabilities. Despite lack of transport often being cited as a reason for lack of inclusion of people with disabilities, there is surprisingly little evidence which either quantifies this or translates what this lack of access means to people with disabilities in their daily lives in low- and middle-income countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: people with disabilities; inclusive transport; high volume transport; accessible transport; low- and middle-income countries people with disabilities; inclusive transport; high volume transport; accessible transport; low- and middle-income countries
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Kett, M.; Cole, E.; Turner, J. Disability, Mobility and Transport in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Thematic Review. Sustainability 2020, 12, 589.

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