GAD - Greenwich Association of Disabled People

 

MapMyDay Launch 3rd December 2015

We invite you to join a worldwide event to raise awareness for disability rights and accessibility. Information on the wheelchair accessibility of public places is often scarce or hard to find, making it very difficult for people with mobility impairments to participate in our communities. That is why the German NGO Sozialhelden (‘Social Heroes’) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are launching the campaign “MapMyDay”, which will begin on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

 

During the campaign, people around the world will be marking the accessibility of public places such as restaurants, train stations, tourist attractions and government buildings on Wheelmap.org, a free online map which is also the world’s largest database for wheelchair accessible places. If many people in many places around the world contribute information to Wheelmap and if new conversations about accessibility are started along the way, this campaign will be a great success.

 

That is where your organisation comes in: Will you please spread the word about this campaign to your networks and constituents and help us make this campaign a smashing success?

 

You can show your support with something as simple as retweeting our #MapMyDay posts - all the way to organizing a mapping event within your organisation.

 

More information at: http://mapmyday.org/en/  

Fabebook event page: www.facebook.com/mapmyday