Accessibility at the March for Choice 2019

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No One Left behind is the theme for the 8th Annual March for Choice. To ensure that no one is left behind at this year’s march we have continued our focus on accessibility from last year.

This is the first March for Choice since we have been able to access free, safe and legal abortion in Ireland. Unfortunately, we know that many people are being left behind by our current abortion access. When we march this year, we will be marching to ensure that no one gets left behind when it comes to reproductive health care.

Accessibility is the word we want to highlight when it comes to the march, as well as our abortion care. We want the march to be as accessible as possible.

We will have dedicated accessibility volunteers, including accessibility stewards and sighted guides, available on the day of the march. As with previous marches, there will be a second join-in point to the March on Custom House Quay for those unable to walk the entire march route.

We have been able to create an accessible platform and corridor in Merrion Square. The platform will have a wheelchair ramp with space and seating available if needed. Guide/service dogs will also be welcome on the platform. We will have sign language interpreters available for the speeches.

Our accessibility group are also working to ensure that the march after-party is accessible for all. The venue, Drop Dead Twice, is wheelchair accessible. Our volunteers will also be available at the after party itself to support anyone who needs it.

If you are planning on attending the march and would like any accessibility assistance, please get in touch on: [email protected]