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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09964: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 27 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it takes to ensure that public transport employees are fully trained to assist disabled people.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 18 July 2017

You may remember that we published Going Further - Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework on 21 September last year, which was designed in co-production with disabled people, transport providers and government to ensure that people who work in public transport understand the needs and wishes of disabled people, have the knowledge to help disabled travellers and are accredited with disability and equality awareness training. This drive for increased knowledge and training adds to the already established Scottish Government commitment for disability awareness training being an essential part of the procurement tender process.