Stigmatization of being disabled
In a survey conducted in 2004, almost a third of people living with disabilities reported experiencing inadequate transportation which was a challenge for them and most of these individuals reported that it was a major issue in their lives (Rosenbloom, 2007). Also, the more serious the disability of the individual, the more severe was the transportation problem as experienced by the respondents in the survey (Rosenbloom, 2007). Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the transportation choices for individuals with disabilities remain limited. The act has resulted in major advances in transit systems all over the United States. However, there continue to be gaps regarding compliance which has created significant barriers for individuals living with disabilities. Thus, there is a need to train drivers on matters of securing accessibility equipment, announcing stops and abiding by the procedures of handling disabled passengers.
At times, large buses that are elevated above luggage compartment which are mostly used for purposes of tours and travel may present accessibility problems for the disabled people. Such buses tend to pick up people at curb stops instead of picking them at the bust stations. Even though large bus companies may try to act in compliance with the accessibility requirements, the small companies tend to ignore them. Train transit has also greatly improved but continues to impose various challenges (Wilson, 2003). Also, 25 percent of the interviewees reported having experienced challenges in accessing healthcare services due to inaccessibility to transport (Wilson, 2003). Others reported facing difficulties in accessing their friends and loved ones, employment services and leisure facilities. Others who were actively seeking for jobs were forced to turn down employment offers and various job interviews because they were unable to access transport services.
Nearly half of the respondent in the study stated that their choice of jobs was limited due to inaccessible transport (Wilson, 2003). Most of the time, they missed out on special events such as funerals and weddings besides having limited leisure pursuits. Considering the loss of human capital as well as the opportunity costs suffered because of inaccessibility, the economy is likely to suffer a loss when important groups like people living with disabilities become excluded from participation views and concerns of the numerous disabled people across the globe. Promoting and encouraging accessibility for persons with disability will help deliver extensive benefits across government through the increment of employment opportunities through proper access to education and healthcare services and by allowing persons with disabilities to offer their contribution to the society (Litman, 2002).
The proposed business seeks to enhance the effectiveness of the legislation about transport for persons with disabilities. The business seeks to ensure that the legislation is working, is adequately comprehensive and if it is enforced effectively. The business will also ensure that disabled people gain access to transport information through the development of apps that reveal information about timetables, routes, delays, connections, fares and service alterations (Officer & Posarac, 2011). • To maintain a job costing that retains a margin of more than 60 percent. Mission The company’s mission is to offer consultation services to passenger bus companies, airline companies, and railway companies that may require technical logistical strategy services. The projects will be selected depending on the availability of human labor and every employee of the company will be offered the respect of a contract employee and will also share in profits for every completed project.
Also, politics do not have a role in the consultation services offered by the company. Additionally, to reduce the impact of bias, the firm will implement and communicate a review policy on performance which will apply to those on top and the bottom of the leadership ladder. The company should have experience in outsourcing and are much comfortable with recruiting the company on retainer. Tactically, a retainer is helpful in the maintenance of constant cash flow even in periods when customers demand for more services above what they have paid for at that time. The second customer segment will be those companies whose revenue is between 600 thousand dollars and 2 million. In case they are self-financed these companies will be the most difficult to conduct business with since most of the time they will not be willing to part with the shares of their company.
Thus, the company will serve such customers based on bids and the needs analysis. Overall, the strategy of the company is closely linked to the sales strategy. Among the biggest threats to a strategy, is becoming very high-minded and fail to practically translate into action. However, this will not happen with this company since it intends to recruit top skills and be able to achieve its goals with respect to time and budget. Management The management will comprise of two highly skilled consultants who have a centric tactic to consulting. The consultant will serve as an interviewer while learning as much as he can about the client and the transport industry within a short time. This business is likely to grow because the current transportation services do not seem to cater for people with disabilities.
There are many barriers in the transportation system which prevent persons with disabilities from accessing transportation services and not their disabilities. The business is likely to grow because it will employ the use of advanced technology which will enhance the business strategy of the company. The business will focus mainly on the strategic needs of the business of the customers as a way of establishing the technology capacity required to support the long-term goals of the client. The business will assist its clients to address decisions that are linked to technology and ensure that their IT departments are agile as well as effective in meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Evaluating transportation equity. World Transport Policy & Practice, 8(2), 50-65. Officer, A.
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