Today is "Make Way Day", with Donegal County Council and the Disability Federation of Ireland working to assess access levels in the county.
Cathaoirleach Cllr Jack Murray says this initiative focuses on individual responsibility, and he's urging people to take part.
He's urging people to take part in an online test that empowers individuals to survey their own area for obstacles and rate how accessible it is........
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Donegal prepares for the annual one day-access blitz
National Day of Local Action - Friday September 24th, 2021
Every corner of Ireland will be put to the test for basic access issues this Friday, September 24th when the Make Way Day campaign returns, with a testing twist! The campaign organisers the Disability Federation of Ireland, DFI, have developed an online tool that campaigners can use to test and rate their local area or 5k.
Welcoming the campaign, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Jack Murray said, “Make Way Day focuses on individual responsibility, looking at what we can all do immediately to help our fellow citizens get from A to B, a very basic right. We in Donegal are happy to work with the Disability Federation of Ireland and the Gardai to support the roll-out of Make Way Day across the county.”
People with disabilities are the backbone of this campaign. This online test empowers individuals to survey their area for obstacles and rate how accessible it is. It will once again give people the chance to share their frustrations by posting photos of obstacles to social platforms with #MakeWayDay21
The tool is easy to use and download to a phone. It will be open on Friday morning where you will find the link on the campaign’s social media platforms, and www.makewayday.com
The aim is to have all the 5ks or neighbourhoods join up, to give one comprehensive map of access in Ireland. We at the DFI will coordinate the results and feed them back to the right people, to work together towards clearer streets.