Robert Hunter

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nooriginalthought.bluebadgeparkingBlueBadgeParking.com is a free, worldwide map and database of disabled / handicap parking places.

What is BlueBadgeParking.com

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!

History

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of disabled parking provision as produced by local authorities were scarce and where they did exist they were woefully out of date. Similarly, printed maps go out of date the moment they go to press and become less useful as time goes by.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!)

Apps and Web Apps

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.

Legal

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.

The site and app use code from the following open source projects: FancyApps FancyBox for the lightbox overlays; JQuery for some JavaScript functionality; Animated Collapsible DIV for the menu and a self-customized version of Fading Scroller for the multi-function dynamic status bar from Dynamic Drive; Context Menu for the right-click popup menu from Martin Pearman.

We will pursue prosecution for any breach of these usage and copyright terms.

General Blue Badge Info

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.

The above information was found on BlueBadgeParking.com

Who is this page for?

  • Individuals using a service

Which countries is it relevant to?

  •   England
  •  Scotland
  •  Wales
Your rights when travelling by air

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.

EU regulations: Air passengers rights

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

 

Further information

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.

Post:
FREEPOST
EASS HELPLINE
FPN6521

Opening hours:

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

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/disability-and-air-travel

Air Travel – FAQs

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance-faq/air-travel-faqs

Top tips for disabled and less mobile air passengers

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/top-tips-disabled-and-less-mobile-air-passengers

Pay for damaged wheelchairs, leading Paralympian tells airlines

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-work/news/pay-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

New legislation was introduced in March 2015 to protect Blue Badge users across Scotland bays which are normally closer to work, shops and other community services. This parking access often makes the difference as to whether people with mobility problems live their lives as fully as they can.

Parking in a designated disabled space illegally, even for a few minutes, has a significant knock-on effect for the legitimate Blue Badge holders who are unable to find a suitable parking space. Normal everyday tasks such as going to the shops, attending a doctor’s appointment or even going to work, things that most of us take for granted can become impossible due to lack of access.

The legislation in the Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014 gives local authorities the power to cancel badges which have been reported lost or stolen and confiscate badges that are being misused.

The extra powers for local authorities to tackle Blue Badge misuse and confiscate badges that are not valid or are being used illegally by a third party for their own benefit, allows disabled badge holders access to services in the community and help them lead independent lives.

Blue Badge Administration (lines open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Image of blue BadgeTel: 03451 55 00 66 Contact Blue Badge Administration (lines open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) online 
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT

The Above is from https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/topics/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&p2sid=4B3734B7-EEB2-D082-6283006F0D0984E2&themeid=568AF4CE-B036-4E67-93AB-36B1E13DFA11 

Fife Council`s Access Policy and Standards 2003

Access Policy and Standards 2003 page Access Policy and Standards 2003 page on toilets

I tried to see if there is an update to the 2003 version but the only thing I could find is:

Making Fife’s Places Planning Policy Guidance – buildings, green infrastructure, and streets [August 2015]


This document sets out Fife Council’s expectations for the design of development in Fife.

It explains the role of good design in creating successful places where people will want to live work and play through an integrated approach to buildings, spaces and movement.

This document covers:

All types of development except wind farms and minerals. This includes:

  • Proposals incorporating existing buildings/ townscape
  • Proposals affecting designations in the historic environment [listed buildings, Conservation Areas, Scheduled Ancient Monuments] including their 
  • Making Fife’s Places Planning Policy Guidance – buildings, green infrastructure, and streets [August 2015] Image of a pagesettings · Proposals affecting designated nature conservation sites · Proposals for locations in the countryside, edge of settlement and within settlements

This document is intended to be used by:

  • Designers and investors preparing planning applications for new development;
  • Fife Council officers [Development Management and others] and elected members who take decisions on planning applications; and
  • Communities in Fife

This document replaces:

  • Green Infrastructure SPG
  • Fife Masterplans Handbook
  • Creating a Better Fife: Fife Urban Design Guide
  • Fife Sustainability Checklist · Public Art SPG
  • Fife Council Transportation Development Guidelines Supplementary Designing Streets Guidance

Status of this document: This document is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Once the Local Development Plan – FIFEplan is adopted this document will be finalised taking into account any changes that may result from the Local Development Plan examination. The document will then be submitted to Scottish Ministers before becoming statutory Supplementary Guidance as part of the Development Plan.

 

 

The below information is from https://walkingonair.org.uk/ 

If you are disabled and really want wings, come and try an Air Experience flight in our two seat dual hand controlled training glider at Portmoak Airfield, near Kinross in Fife, Scotland some 25 miles from Edinburgh.

We operate from the Scottish Gliding Union, which is the largest gliding club in Scotland and the third largest in the UK. The local scenery is superb, with marvellous views from the air of local Loch Leven and the Lomond hills. Continue reading

Shared surface streets (sometimes called a level surface) are where the road and pavement are built at the same level, removing the kerb so that cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians share the same surface. In some cases, controlled crossings (pelican crossings) are also removed.


Shared surface streets are dangerous for people with a vision impairment, who rely upon the presence of the kerb to know they are on the pavement and not in the road.

The shared surface concept is intended to be a way to provide:

  • an attractive street environment with slower traffic
  • less street clutter
  • a people friendly space

Guide Dogs has been campaigning against the use of shared surface streets as part of our Streets Ahead campaign, supported by organisations representing disabled people across the disability sector, older people and other groups.

For more information go to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association website