The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) was established by the Transport Act 1985 and is the government’s statutory advisor on issues relating to transport provision for disabled people.
DPTAC’s vision is that disabled people should have the same access to transport as everybody else, to be able to go where everyone else goes and to do so easily, confidently and without extra cost.
DPTAC is frequently asked:
- what is a non-visible disability?
- why has DPTAC chosen to use the term ‘non-visible disabilities?
- what difficulties might people with non-visible disabilities experience when travelling?
This is DPTAC’s first position statement to explain the reasoning behind its use of the term ‘non-visible disabilities’.