Make Way Day 2022
Cavan Disability Network, Irish Wheelchair Association (Cavan) , Rehab and Cavan County Council prepares for the annual one day-access blitz which is #MakeWayDay22.
Every corner of Ireland will be put to the test for basic access issues this Friday, 30 September 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 along with using Make Way Day stickers to highlight the issues faces by people.
Chairperson of Bridget Boyle of Cavan Disability Network states “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. Collectively, Cavan Disability Network, Irish Wheelchair Association (Cavan) and Rehab Care (Cavan) are happy to work with DFI and supporting the role out of Make Way Day across Cavan county.”
“As a result of our participation in past years we have identified problems which are brought to the attention of Cavan County Council and a plan of action results. This is how serious we are about creating access."
Groups of people with disabilities, their allies, and local Access Groups from Cavan Disability Network, Rehab Group Cavan and Irish Wheelchair Association (Cavan) will take part.
The backbone of this campaign are people with disabilities. This online tool 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, #MakeWayDay22
The tool will be available at www.makewayday.com on Friday, 30 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 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.’