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BlueBadgeParking.com is a free, worldwide map and database of disabled / handicap parking places.
Through the power of crowd-sourcing, and with your help, we are building the most comprehensive and most up to date collection of disabled / handicap parking locations in the world.
From this data you can print your own maps – searching for a specific area, town, street or even a particular attraction – or download the database to your SatNav and search on the road!
The project was started in 2006 when I realised that online maps of disabled parking provision as produced by local authorities were scarce and where they did exist they were woefully out of date. Similarly, printed maps go out of date the moment they go to press and become less useful as time goes by.
BlueBadgeParking.com, on the other hand, continues to improve with time. You, as a user of the site, can add new locations and update existing locations. If you find a disabled parking space no longer exists you can even mark it for deletion from our database!
This means that BlueBadgeParking.com is as up to date as you, its users, make it.
Shortly after the project was started the UK’s local authorities started removing disabled parking maps from their websites citing lack of funds for maintenance. This meant that BlueBadgeParking.com became more important and the crowdsourcing model seemed the ideal platform.
BlueBadgeParking.com is part of the wider GonMad Points-of-Interest database which also includes, among other things, Radar Key toilets (or SatLav as one magazine article put it!)
We have a free Android App available on the Google Play store and this website is ‘Mobile App’ compliant for Android (Chrome), iOS (Apple Safari) and Windows Phone.
We are also Google Chrome Web App compliant so you can save a Web App link to your PC desktop from Chrome’s Tools menu.
If you have an Android device we ask you to consider using the Android App as it saves us some bandwidth.
Use of the site and the database is entirely free for personal users (commercial users should contact licensing@BlueBadgeParking.com for further information). In order to avoid ambiguity you are specifically prohibitted from using this data in any physical product, software product or document that you do not own only as a consumer.
For clarity, this means that you may load the data onto your own personal Sat Nav device or into your own Smart Phone Sat Nav app but you are not permitted to bundle this data with a Sat Nav device or app that you sell or distribute. The latter would be considered commercial use even if no monetary value is placed on the inclusion of the data. For any commercial use a prior, written agreement must be obtained from the owners of BlueBadgeParking.com
The data may not be re-used or published on any website, blog, coverdisc or other data sharing medium.
For clarity, this means that you may include links to this website but you are prohibited from providing direct access to data, downloads or using the data directly in your own publication.
The copyright and intellectual property associated with this site, its database and logos remains with Dan Gibson, GonMad and No Original Thought. Except for the ‘wheelchair person’ device which is used throughout with the permission of The Accessible Icon Project.
We will pursue prosecution for any breach of these usage and copyright terms.
For general information on disabled / handicap parking worldwide see the the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile site at www.disabledmotorists.eu or for information on European Blue Badge Parking scheme please see the UK Government website.
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The Equality Act 2010 gave disabled people rights including in the areas of public transport and consolidated and expanded existing equalities legislation, including introducing a new public sector equality duty. Transport operators have a duty to proactively consider how they are going to effectively reduce the barriers for disabled people.
Under European law-Air passengers Rights, if you are disabled or have difficulty moving around you can receive assistance when you fly to, from and within Europe.
You do not need to be permanently or physically disabled to benefit from this service. In fact, anyone who has difficulty moving around, for example because of their disability, age or a temporary injury, can receive help when they fly. This may include help when travelling through an airport, boarding or disembarking an aircraft and during a flight.
Sometimes, however, the assistance you get may not meet your expectations or communication can break down. In some limited cases, your requirements may not be covered by the law.
You can find out more from our booklet Top tips for disabled and less mobile passengers – Your Passport to a Smooth Journey.
You can find out more from our free step-by-step guide ‘Your Rights to Fly’
Last updated: 19 Feb 2019
If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.
Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084
You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.
Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.
9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance pag
Disability and air travel
Air Travel – FAQs
Top tips for disabled and less mobile air passengers
Pay for damaged wheelchairs, leading Paralympian tells airlines
The below information is from http://www.wheelchairchildren.org.uk/
Go Kids Go! was formerly known as Association of Wheelchair Children which in turn came out of The Newham Rollers – a local activities group for wheelchair-using children, which operated in the East End of London in the late 1980’s.
As news about its work spread, founder Owen McGhee (BSc, MCSP, SRP) who was the Senior Community Paediatric Physiotherapist for the Newham Health Authority, identified a national need for these specialist wheelchair services. In 1990 AWC became a registered national charity and since that time has helped literally thousands of wheelchair-using children and their families. Continue reading