Wexford County Council is supporting Make Way Day 2020's virtual campaign.
We are hosting a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. on Friday 25th September with local groups this year. Again, people will highlight access issues from their dailyexperience of disability.
This year they will not take to the streets due to Covid-19. Instead they will meet virtually with the designers and decision makers here in Wexford County Council. Working together, action plans will be produced to tackle local access problems.
In Wexford, to mark the occasion there is a virtual launch of the new disability access lift in the Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy. The event is available to view online on the Presentation Arts Centre Facebook Page. @presartscentre
Background - Make Way Day
The reaction to the first campaign in 2017 was phenomenal. Make Way Day was viewed by over 750,000 people online and featured on RTE TV news throughout the day. A number of local and national radio shows, newspapers and online magazines also ran the story.
Within 48 hours, 8,000 people had signed an online petition to make #MakeWayDay a national event.
This year 29 local authorities have passed motions in support, most are actively holding meetings on the day.
The Roads section of An Garda Síochána have come out in support.