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DPTI celebrates International Day of People with Disability

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

2 December 2016

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors and realising an inclusive society for all.

The theme for 2016 is Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

As a department we are proud to support the day and continue to break down barriers and take positive action to make our workplace and the services we provide to the public more inclusive and equitable.

We take pride in making our Adelaide Metro services accessible to everyone, that’s why we have a number of services and systems in place to help.

Did you know?

  • Priority seating is included in all our vehicles – generally the closest seats to the entryway for easy identification priority seating is a different colour to majority of seats.
  • Announcements on trains are spoken in a tone and clear manner to assist our customers who have a hearing or vision impairment.
  • You can call the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 or use Real-time information on the Adelaide Metro website to check the next accessible bus.
  • Our drivers will stop and announce the bus route number for customers who use a white cane or are accompanied by an assistance dog.
  • Ask for a Reflective Ticket Wallet (issued to passengers who have a physical disability that is not obvious) to notify drivers to deploy their ramp.

Learn more about how we make our services accessible on the Adelaide Metro website.

If you have any questions, please call 1300 311 108.