Trailblazers and the Inclusion Now Campaign

It was a pleasure to meet with Veronica Parker from Trailblazers at their parliamentary event

I am a member of the All Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy and so after Party People I went to the Trailblazers event in Parliament.

The Trailblazers network was launched in July 2008 and is the first ever national network of young people with muscle disease. Trailblazers, which is part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, is a gateway for young people to learn new skills and help themselves and others to make a difference in their communities, as well as being a fantastic opportunity to engage young disabled people in politics.
Trailblazers has already launched two reports on accessibility for young disabled people in the UK. These were based on the experiences of the members of the network when using public transport and studying at university. It is shocking how little regard is taken towards accessibility at many Universities, and there remains a lot to be done to improve accessibility on our transport network.

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