Accessible Public Transport Standards
The current compilation of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 was prepared on 1 May 2011 taking into account amendments up to Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport Amendment 2010 (No. 1). These are commonly referred to as the DSAPT (pronounced D-Sapped) and are a Disability Standard, residing under the legal framework of the DDA.
The DDA seeks to eliminate discrimination, as far as possible, against people with disabilities and public transport is a service covered by the DDA.
The purpose of the DSAPT is to enable public transport providers to remove discrimination from public transport services.
DSAPT applies to all operators and conveyances they use to provide public transport services. They also apply to providers and supporting premises and infrastructure.
A copy of the DSAPT can be downloaded from the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation.