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Make Way Day 2020

Make Way Day 2020

Westmeath County Council along with 30 other local authorities is taking part in this year’s virtual campaign.

Local authorities will host virtual meetings, at 11 a.m. on Friday 25th September with their local disabilities groups this year. Again, people will highlight access issues from their lived experience of disability.

But this year they will not take to the streets due to Covid-19. Instead they will meet virtually with the designers and decision makers of their local authority. Working together, action plans will be produced to tackle local access problems.

Our message this year is “Hey, this blocks my way!”

Cllr Hazel Smyth will host Westmeath’s virtual meeting on Friday 25th September at 11am. We welcome local disability groups and interested parties to participate, tell your story, take part in the discussion and seek a positive way forward.

We want to hear about obstacles that block the way and make the everyday lives of people with disabilities more difficult and the potential ideas of how to address this.

If you are interested in attending the virtual ‘Make Way Day’ meeting on 25th September, please email dce@westmeathcoco.ie with details of your organisation, and names and email addresses of attendees. (Please note numbers will be limited).

We are also seeking representatives who would like to speak about their experiences in the past, either good or poor to get a balanced approach. Please contact Margaret Egan at dce@westmeathcoco.ie to discuss including your story.

The Disability Federation of Ireland are the co-coordinators of Make Way Day. For communications, local authorities and media should contact Clare Cronin at DFI 01-7080108, 086-0277824, email clarecronin@disability-federation.ie.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 18/09/2020