The Ship Transportation of Passengers with Disabilities and The Disability-Related Training Procedures of Seamen: A Legal and Social Framework

Dario Imperatore


Recent programs aimed at the independent living of persons with disabilities, allow them to be costumers of sectors in which they have never had full access in the past. The Lisbon Treaty has distinctly recognized the existence of a community tourist area within the primary law, and CRPD has defined the principles of accessibility (art. 9) and accessible tourism (art. 30) as tools for the inclusion. In addition, tourism and transportation stakeholders must guarantee non-discriminatory services; they must approach persons with disabilities as every other customer, by taking in consideration their needs and rights, especially when it comes to their accessibility, assistance, and information. Companies of transportation must cooperate with DPOs in order to define disability-related training procedures.


Disability, Tourism; Transportation; Accessibility

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