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Oisin Putt Addresses 'Child Talks' event to Mark World Children's Day

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Oisin Putt (age 17) was a speaker at 'Child Talks', an event organised by the Ombudsman for Children to mark World Children's Day on 20th November 2019. In his talk, Oisin addresses the lack of accessibility of public transport in Ireland, how this impacts on basic rights for people with disabilities and gives suggestions on how transport could be made more inclusive for everyone.  Oisin also runs a website Awareness Overload, where he aims to raise awareness of the importance of equality for people with disabilities in Ireland.

"On Wednesday the 20th of November, I will be delivering a speech at the Dublin Story Slam event hosted by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office in the Printworks in Dublin Castle.

I will be talking about disability awareness. Specifically regarding the public transport services in Ireland. Without giving any spoilers, the following are some of my main talking points.

1. Raising awareness on the lack of inclusivity and accessibility when it comes to the legislation and policy surrounding our public transport services.

2. Pointing out the basic rights that the disabled community do not have access to and that the rest of society take for granted.

3.  How easy it is in this day and age to use the power of media to empower yourself and your community.

4. Giving suggestions on what you can do to ensure that the public transport services in Ireland are made more inclusive and accessible for everyone.

I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing young people with so many different stories and messages to deliver on Wednesday the 20th. It has been an amazing experience working with the Ombudsman for Children’s Office leading up to this event. I am really excited to see how it turns out."