Make Way in my 5k!
Tipperary County Council today took part in the annual one day-access blitz which is #MakeWayDay21.
Deputy Mayor of Clonmel MD John Fitzgerald and Tipperary County Council Disability Access Officer Dan Downey met with groups from Rehab Care Clonmel as they walked through the town of Clonmel noting obstacles in the way of those with limited mobility.
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. This can be accessed at https://nurlji1lgmr.typeform.com/MWD21?typeform-source=www.makewayday.com
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 is available at www.makewayday.com and from partner local authorities such as Tipperary County Council, at www.tipperarycoco.ie 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.
The aim of the Disability Federation of Ireland in this year’s campaign is to have all the 5ks or neighbourhoods join up, to give us one comprehensive map of access in Ireland and will coordinate all the results. The DFI aim to feed them back to the right people and work together towards clearer streets.
Tipperary County Council: Dan Downey, Disability Access Officer 0818 06 5000