First barrier-free driving school opens its doors

The country’s first driving school for disabled people has opened in Upper Austria.Catholic charity Caritas, which manages the driving school in Leonding near provincial capital Linz, said today (Fri) people with physical disabilities and people with learning difficulties could take driving lessons at the institution.Caritas official Mathias Mühlberger explained: “Getting a driver’s licence is often a crucial aspect of a more mobile and self-controlled life. Passing the test helps people with disabilities gain more self-confidence and also opens doors in the labour market. That is why we came up with the idea for the first barrier-free driving school.”