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Shaping the future of accessible transport

About the National Centre for Accessible Transport

The National Centre for Accessible Transport aims to make transport accessible for all. Through user-centred development processes and innovative co-designed solutions underpinned by applied research, the centre strives to ensure that all future travel systems have accessibility for disabled people at the heart of their development and delivery.

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ncat works directly with disabled people, disability organisations, transport providers and policy makers to undertake research and develop solutions; amplifying the voices of disabled people in all decision making and collaborating widely with all transport stakeholders; demonstrating good practice and impact to influence policy.

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Paul Herriotts Centre Director of ncat

BBC interview ncat Centre Director Paul Herriotts on Morning Live

BBC One’s Morning Live broadcast an important feature this morning on the barriers experienced by disabled people when using the…
CAT Panel Member: Anis

Introducing CAT Panel Member: Anis

Anis is no stranger to making their voice heard.  Based in Leeds, the 37 year old has long been a…

Introducing CAT Panel Member: Shail Patel

Shail Patel is an independent accessibility consultant based in Somerset.  He has a degenerative neurological condition and uses a wheelchair. …

Making transport accessible

ncat is a specialist consortium, led by Professor Paul Herriotts of Coventry University, based at the National Transport Design Centre, alongside partner organisations Connected Places Catapult, Designability, Policy Connect, Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, and WSP UK. ncat is funded by Motability Foundation, the charity.

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