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Poll: Paralympics legacy 'mixed'

Only just half of people surveyed think attitudes towards disabled people will change after the Paralympics, according to a survey carried out ComRes for ITV News. But 65% thought negative stereotypes would be reduced as a result.

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Group will challenge swimming pools and gyms over disabled access

Paralympic athletes in the men's 200m yesterday. A group is calling for more disabled-friendly gyms

A group of young disabled sports fans will launch a nationwide campaign to challenge swimming pools, leisure centres and gyms over access problems.

The 400-strong group of 16 to 30-year-olds also want raise awareness of grassroots sports opportunities.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, called Trailblazers, works on social issues affecting young disabled people.The group are being Backed by the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee and the Wheelchair Football Association.

They will survey hundreds of young people on how the Paralymics has challenged their attitudes to sport.

It will also ask if access to facilities is preventing them from getting involved.

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