Resource | 14.06.2023 | By Teresa Quail

6d. Independent travel

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP), their families, and those working with them have opportunities to

  • learn about travelling on public transport and the accessibility features in place to support DCYP with this
  • consider how to problem solve for when things go wrong
  • learn about resources to help travel – reading timetables, producing card to say where they are going, using travel apps, railcards, freedom passes, etc
  • know about options available on different modes of transport to support a DCYP’s accessibility, eg seat on a plane
  • consider how to deal with travel disruption, eg not hearing tannoys, etc
  • explore ways to ensure safe travel, eg walking in the dark, which train carriage to sit on, etc
  • be clear on rights to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements in relation to driving lessons. and that insurance for deaf drivers is the same as for the rest of the population.

Suggested resources

Previous pages

6a. Developing independence

6b. Careers and seeking employment

6c. Money management

Next pages

6e. Preparing for the world of work

6f. Staying safe

6g. Technology to support independent living, learning and work


Previous sections

Section 1 Deaf identity

Section 2 Communication, language, and literacy

Section 3 Understand access to sound

Section 4 – Social, emotional, physical, and mental health

Section 5 – Manage change

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Section 7 Specialist assessment and monitoring