People Of Longford
WHAT IS ACCESS
Access for people with disabilities, denotes the ability to freely negotiate our built external and internal environments. To enter, circulate in and leave freely,easily and safely (including emergencey evacuation)buildings to which the public has access, i.e.
WHAT IS AN ACCESS COMMITTE
The Longford Access Committe is an umbrella group of representatives of volentary organisations, state and semi-state bodies and interested individuals, endeavouring to achieve a barrier-free environment in which people with disabilities, sensory impaired and less abled can function freely and equally in our community.
Our group will regularly monitor planning applications to identify any potential hazards or problems PRIOR to commencement or completion of projects to insure that the facilities planned are suitable for those they were intended, thus avoiding the need for later costly rectification.
We will survey existing buildings and provide written reports outlining any problems with recommendations for whatever improvements we beleive possible. This Longford Access Committee will also monitor the external built environment i.e. streetscapes, parking etc and negotiate with the relevant councils to achieve a 'access friendly' environment
|MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
Ms Valerie Moran
Ms Anna Mc Donnagh
Ms Anne Marie Langan
Broadcaster and Politician
Mr Milo Lowry
LONGFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
Mr Brian Faughan
LONGFORD URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
Mr Frank Gearty
Mr Eamon Glennan
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ms Catherine Merry
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
Mr Liam Madden
Mr Peter Mc Hugh
Planning and Development
Mr Shane Mc Cabe
> Media Advisor
|WHAT IS DISABILITY
The first thing that comes to mind when the term 'disabled people' can often be of someone who uses a wheel chair. But it can be defined as people who have impairment, either temporary or permanment of hearing or sight,or an impairment which limits their ability to walk or which restricts them to using a wheelchair.
OBJECTIVES 1999 - 2000
1. Address difficulties with state of footpaths and roads
2. Campaign for Disabled Parking areas.
3. Develop a directory of accessible facilities in Longford Town co-operation with the disability organisations.
4. Develop a website for the access Committee.
The access for the
We must never give up the battle to attain what is our civil right by the constitution, which states that all citizens are equal.
THE LONGFORD ACCESS COMMITTEE WAS LAUNCHED
ON TUESDAY 14SEPTEMBER 1999 AT LONGFORD SLASHERS
The Committee can be contacted at:-
FAX 043 50193