Public transport challenges for wheelchair users - BBC reports

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Did you catch the BBC Breakfast piece on accessible transport this weekend? Whizz-Kidz Ambassador Jacqui was featured, helping the BBC to highlight the challenges faced by disabled commuters. 

Jacqui is one of the faces of Whizz-Kidz's Get on Board campaign, which launched in November 2015, to campaign for more inclusive transport for wheelchair users. 

The BBC story followed Jacqui on her normal journey to work, travelling by bus, tube and taxi from her home in Barking to her job at The Barbican. The journey took around an hour and half (but can take up to three hours on a bad day!) and involved Jacqui having to go past Barbican to Farringdon station, which is accessible for wheelchair users, and get a taxi back to The Barbican - taking extra time and adding a big extra cost to the journey. 

Whizz-Kidz Patron, paralympian Hannah Cockroft was also interviewed, telling the BBC that transport in 2016 in more inaccessible than it was during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. 

Watch the BBC piece here

Some behind-the-scenes pictures of Jacqui taken during the BBC filming. 

Support our Get on Board campaign

Whizz-Kidz's Get on Board campaign is working to make travel more inclusive for wheelchair users. We are working with travel providers to help them improve their facilities and services, working with young wheelchair users to help them improve their confidence, and working to raise awareness of the issues faced by wheelchair users amongst the general public. 

If you support equal travel opportunities, please pledge your support for our campaign here

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