Clare signs up for Make Way Day 2019
Clare County Council and its Elected Members are delighted to be supporting The Disability Federation of Ireland in promoting public participation in Make Way Day 2019.
Aim of Make Way Day:
• Recognise that people with disabilities have the same right to use and enjoy public spaces that we all share.
• Acknowledge obstacles which people with disabilities face in their daily lives, including badly parked vehicles and bicycles, billboards, over-grown hedges and other ill-placed hazards.
• Understand that most obstacles are caused by thoughtlessness and genuine lack of awareness.
How you can get involved:
• On Thursday, 26 September, members of the public are encouraged to draw attention to the challenges posed by everyday obstructions within our towns.
• We are inviting the public to take pictures of obstacles encountered (parked cars on footpaths, bikes chained to railings, sandwich boards and overhanging branches) and to post pictures to social media. Include #makewayday #makewayClare and to tag @makewayday and @disabilityfed in the post.
• Persons who do not have access to social media on 26 September may email firstname.lastname@example.org with photographs of obstructions they have encountered (max email size of 6mb). Obstructions requiring intervention by Clare County Council will be referred to the relevant Council department for review and response.
Clare County Council’s role:
• The Elected Members of Clare County Council, following a representation from the graduates of the LIT Campaign for Human Rights & Equality Course (www.lit.ie), unanimously approved Clare’s participation in Make Way Day.
• As the Local Authority for County Clare, Clare County Council is liaising with local disability groups and raising awareness regarding the Make Way Day.
• Social media posts promoting Make Way Day will be shared on Clare County Council’s website (www.clarecoco.ie) and social media accounts (Twitter: @clarecoco | Facebook: clarecountycouncil | Instagram: clarecountycouncil | LinkedIn: clarecountycouncil) in the lead up to September 26th.
• On Make Way Day, Clare County Council will share social media posts made by the public on its Twitter account and where applicable, will refer matters to relevant Departments within the Local Authority for review and response.
For further details see www.makewayday.com.
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