If you are interested in finding out more about transport and/or social disadvantage issues, you may wish to visit the following websites:




Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST)

The Foundation for Assistive Technology was founded in 1998 to tackle the inadequate design of assistive technology products and services. The failure to develop a thriving market in equipment that meets the real needs of disabled and older people is a major barrier to independent living. With limited resources, FAST’s strategy for achieving maximum impact is to work at a national, strategic level to highlight the complex causes of this failed market and to bring the sector together to find innovative ways of working, in partnership with disabled and older people.




The National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) is an independent register of accredited Access Auditors and Access Consultants who meet professional standards and criteria established by a peer review system. It is a UK-wide accreditation service for individuals who undertake access auditing and access consultancy.




The Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) at Monash University, Australia have developed a free web based international research clearinghouse to increase knowledge and learning in the transport profession about research relating to social issues in passenger transport. The clearinghouse collates research reports focussing on social issues such as disadvantage and inequality. Researchers can use the search the database to find and access reports, sign up to a newsletter providing updates on new research reports or submit research to be included on the system.



Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) programme SEARCH

To enable a search across the different SUE consortia websites, such as this site, the ISSUES team has added a new custom search engine to their website.


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