Project Description

Ann Frye.Ann Frye is an international specialist on the transport needs of disabled and older people.

She advises public, commercial and professional bodies on policy solutions to meet mobility needs in all transport modes, and in the pedestrian environment.

Ann has led  projects for the  United Nations, the European Commission and the European Science Foundation on access standards and best practice. She has also advised Governments and transport authorities in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

Ann has recently been appointed  Chair of a newly formed Independent Gatwick Accessibility Group (IGAP) and is an adviser on accessibility to easyJet.

She is currently working with  the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)  on reciprocal arrangements for parking and car hire for people with disabilities globally.  She is also working with the Department for Transport  (through Clarement) on the development of training material on disability awareness for transport companies  and with the Department for International Development – (through IMC High Volume Transport programme) on access issues for people with disabilities in low income countries of Africa and South East Asia. She is also advising on rail rolling stock accessibility.

Ann has worked in this field for over 25 years; until 2006 she headed the Mobility & Inclusion Unit in the UK Government Department for Transport where she delivered a major programme of research, legislation and policy to promote the mobility of disabled and older people in all public transport modes including aviation.

She is a  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and of the Institution of Highways and Transportation in the UK and an honorary Transport Planning Professional.

Ann is also vice-chair of the Access & Inclusion Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport .

Services Provided

  • Advice on legal requirements on the  rights of disabled people in aviation and other transport modes.
  • Advice on best practice in meeting the needs of disabled and older people.
  • Strategic and policy planning advice on social issues in the transport field.

Selected Achievements

  • Developing, delivering and successfully implementing Disability Discrimination legislation in the transport field in the UK;
  • Contributing to development and implementation of legislation and policy on the mobility of disabled and older people at European level;
  • Chairing specialist international groups developing consensus and best practice and influencing legislation in aviation, rail and bus accessibility and other policy areas at European and wider international levels.
  • Delivering training on legislation and best practice in accessibility at European and UK levels.
  • Partner in European Commission 7th Framework EuroAccess Projects.

Recent Projects

  • Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street
  • Horizon 2020 Transport Advisory Group
  • Economic impacts of ageing populations on tourism
  • Review of Canadian transport accessibility legislation
  • CAA Consumer Panel
  • Train the trainers
  • Developing sub-regional mobility forums
  • Training on disability issues
  • Training on legal and operational aspects of disability
  • Study of socio-economic impacts of measures to improve accessibility for disabled people
  • Resilience of transport system during Olympics
  • Training needs of transport providers in understanding visual impairment
  • Thematic Study:Older & Disabled People and Sustainable Urban Transport
  • Mobility: Rights, Obligations and Equity in an Ageing Society
  • Mediate Project Good Practice Guide
  • Development of training programmes for aviation industry
  • Training in Air Passenger Rights for Disabled People
  • Review of Parking Badges for Disabled People
  • Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health
  • Rail Accessibility
  • Review of Transport Accessibility Plan
  • Review of wheelchair accessible taxis in Northern Ireland
  • King Abdul Aziz Road Project, Saudi Arabia
  • Mobility Action Design

Ann Frye. OBE, BA , FCILT, FCIHT, TPP
Ann Frye Limited 
75 Alderney Street, London, SW1V 4HF
Tel: 07710 355969 / Mobile: 07710 355969