Make Way Day launched today

This year’s ‘Make Way Day’ which takes place on Friday, September 30th is being launched in Gleeson’s Restaurant in Roscommon at 3.30 pm today (Wednesday, September 7th).

The aim of ‘Make Way Day’ is to educate and raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities using public spaces shared by everyone, showcasing a coordinated and decisive day of action to improve the access of our towns and cities for everyone. The objective is to make the public aware of issues that are fully within their power to change, culminating in one impactful, coordinated and decisive day of action, scheduled this year for September 30th.

The initiative which is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland, brings the disability and wider community together to consider the needs of people with disabilities in public spaces shared by everyone.

Roscommon County Council supports the fundamental right of access as being the most basic of all disability rights. Public footpaths are for everyone and initiatives such as ‘Make Way Day’ focuses the mind on people with disabilities, their lives and their needs.

For more information on ‘Make Way Day’ you can visit their website on makewayday.com