Disability Initiative Event 19 March 2011

On Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 11:00am, CCMC member the Disability Initiative is organising a unique event and they are asking everybody to join them. Disabled people in the Turkish Cypriot community face challenges in accessing restaurants, cafes and banks. Many of them are forced to live an isolated life, unable to leave their homes and participate freely in daily life. This event has been organised in order to raise awareness of this reality and to give businesses on ‘Dereboyu Street’ the chance to make their spaces accessible to disabled people. By choosing this popular street as the first location for its action, the Disability Initiative aims to convey to businesses the importance of modifying their spaces. One month ago, members of the Disability Initiative distributed letters to the cafes, restaurants and shops on Dereboyu Street requesting the necessary changes to be made to their spaces by 19 March 2011. Please join the Disability Initiative at the start of ‘Dereboyu Street’ on Saturday the 19 March from 11am onwards.

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