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Make Way Day is back for 2019

September 24 2019, 12:37pm

Group photo of people with disabilites promoting MakeWayDay with a sign

20 local authorities will support local disabilities groups as they hit the streets on Thursday September 26th with friendly reminders not to:

  • Park on the street
  • Forget your bins (or use illegal sandwich boards)
  • Carelessly park bikes on the street   

People with disabilities have told the campaign leaders, the Disability Federation of Ireland, DFI, these are the top three obstacles that stop them getting from A to B.

You can expect a blitz of social media posts (videos, photographs) with the hashtags #MakeWayDay and #MakeWayDublin/Cork/Limerick. Upload your photos and videos of obstacles on our streets and call for national recognition of #MakeWayDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 “It’s a lack of awareness that leads to these obstacles and once people are aware, we find they’re willing to help”, said DFI spokesperson Clare Cronin. “For the small minority who need it, we delighted this year to have the backing of the Roads Policing unit of An Garda Síochána.

Make Way Day is a unique collaboration between the voluntary disability sector and local authorities all over Ireland. It is supported by DFI member organisations such as Enable Ireland, Rehab, IWA, Polio Survivors Group, Headway and Fighting Blindness.  

For how to get involved see www.makewayday.com