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 test that campaigners can use to test and rate their local area or 5k.
Speaking about the campaign Meath County Council Chief Executive Jackie Maguire said “Make Way Day focuses on individual responsibility, on looking at what we can all do immediately to help our fellow citizens get from A to B, a very basic right. We in Meath County Council are happy to work with DFI and supporting the role out of Make Way Day across the county.”
The backbone of this campaign are people with disabilities. This online test empowers them to survey their area for obstacles and rate its accessibility. It will once again give them the chance to share their frustrations by posting photos of obstacles to social platforms with the hashtag, #MakeWayDay21.
The test will be available at www.makewayday.com and from partner local authorities such as Meath County Council, on Friday the 24th of September, Make Way Day. It is easy to use and download to a phone and will be circulated widely on the campaign’s social media platforms.
Our aim is to have all the 5ks or neighbourhoods join up, to give us one comprehensive map of access in Ireland. We will coordinate all the results. We aim to and feed them back to the right people and work together towards clearer streets.