Empowerment in Action: Uniting for Change in the European Elections

Fostering Voices: BCIL Political Lobbying Strategy for Local and European Elections 2024 In anticipation of the Local and European Elections 2024, the Blanchardstown Center for Independent Living (BCIL), in collaboration with Fingal County Council and the Disability Federation of Ireland, is leading a transformative initiative. Under the banner of “Your Voice Counts”, this endeavor seeks […]

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According to a survey only 1 in 5 of people agree disabled people are treated fairly – IHREC

To mark the International Day of People With Disabilities, the IHREC released the results of a survey conducted across the country. The survey revealed that only 21% of the public think that the government is supporting disabled people. On the other hand, only a low percentage of the respondents think that disabled individuals are given

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Irish Wheelchair Association launches new Awareness Campaign ‘Home Truths’

‘Home Truths: Because everyone deserves a place to call home’ ,seeks to raise awareness about how important it is for people with disabilities to have a place to call their own home. It also aims to highlight the barriers that individuals with disabilities encounter when trying to secure wheelchair-friendly housing. The campaign was officially launched

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Make Way Day 2023

Make Way Day seeks to bring the disabled and the wider community together to consider how people with disabilities use the various public spaces we share. It is a chance for the disabled community to come together and find solutions to improve the lives of those with different abilities. The campaign is led by the

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The visit of wheelchair users to the Spike Island highlighted the incapability of the facility

Visiting historical sites and landmarks is a popular activity for many people, but for wheelchair users, it can also be a challenge. However, with the right accessibility measures in place, wheelchair users can also enjoy these experiences. We will explore the experience of two wheelchair users, Nicola and Michael, as they visited Spike Island, a

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The European Commission’s proposal to establish a European disability card is a significant step in improving the free movement of people with disabilities. The proposal’s expansion has met the disability movement’s demands, and we are glad to see that non-EU nationals will now be able to enjoy the same privileges when traveling to other countries

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