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Campaign launched to improve disabled access on public transport

Young wheelchair users are struggling to maintain their independence because public transport still isn't accessible for too many of them.

That's according to results of a new survey by disability charity Whizz Kidz. They say some young people with disabilities are missing out on job interviews and other opportunities because its too hard for them to travel.

Now a university student in Sussex, who uses a wheelchair after a trampolining accident, is spearheading a campaign to improve accessibility.

This week she went to Westminster to talk to MPs about the difficulties wheelchair users face.

Watch Sam Holder's report below:

New boat lets wheelchair users float

The Mk III Wheelyboat was designed and developed by The Wheelyboat Trust Credit: Countryside Mobility South West

A brand new wheelchair accessible Wheelyboat, designed to provide disabled people with independent access to waterborne activities has been launched in Dorset. It'll enable disabled adults and children to join in the fun on the River Frome.

At 5.3m long it is a versatile craft with a carrying capacity of eight people including wheelchairs. It is fitted with a drive-from-wheelchair console enabling people even with quite severe impairments to experience the thrill of driving the boat themselves.