In 2006 and 2007, PIAC and the NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre worked with a number of key disability advocacy groups and individuals across Australia on the issue of barriers to access to airline travel for people with disabilities. This report uses the stories provided from people with disabilities, and their families, about their experiences of airline travel, to identify the key barriers and propose solutions. Those experiences make it very clear that people with disabilities do not enjoy equality of access to airline travel with others in Australia; and that, if anything, things have become worse rather than better in the last five years. The report has been submitted to the Federal Government’s five-year Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.
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