Petition update

Stay Loud

Belinda Bradley
Woodbridge, ENG, United Kingdom

Aug 30, 2017 — Hello all supporters!

We are one step closer to getting Google Maps to respond, but now I need you to be part of the next big movement.

I started as one voice but because of the power social media had, I was able to share it with over 125,000 of you.

But now, it’s your turn. We're having troubles reaching Google Maps directly. Thankfully, supporters have been able to contact or inform Google of this campaign but we haven’t sent a big enough message yet.

All of you who have signed this have done so because you’re active believers in change.

So please stay loud and copy and paste the hashtag below on as many Google/ Google Map’s media sites as possible:

‘#createwheelchairfriendlyroutes’

Here are some of the best sites to share it on:

Google’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Google

Google Accessibility’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/googleaccess

Google Maps’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/googlemaps

Review the App on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps-navigation-transit/id585027354?mt=8

Review the App on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en_GB

Google’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoogleUK/?brand_redir=104958162837

Google Maps’ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoogleMaps/

Use your voice. Get the word out there in a way Google can’t ignore. Stay loud.

The main objective in this campaign is to bring awareness to the difficulties faced by those who are disabled and then fix that. By sharing the campaign around, we are getting closer and closer to victory. When achieved, we then have a platform to address more issues and create change for the better. You’re all part of a massive movement.

Our voice has certainly been making an impression. Julie Ward MEP has actively supported the petition along with some interest from The One Show and Good Morning Britain.

So far we've completed an interview with Metro and have sparked some interest.

Influential names such as Laura Anne Gilman, Martyn Sibley, and Jo Wheatley have also signed.

Alongside this, The Newstatesment wrote a really insightful article to the petition:
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/business/2017/08/google-maps-discriminating-against-people-disabilities

This petition was also featured in viral video artist Oskar T. Brand's documentaional coverage of the issue:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/oskar.t.brand.official/videos/?ref=page_internal

I also want to thank these supporters who helped to promote the campaign where possible:

- Oxford University Student Union
- Union of Brunel Students
- King's College Student Union
- Oxford Brooks Student Union
- Lincoln Student Union
- Ataxia UK
- Parkinson's UK
- Newcastle Student Union
- University Portsmouth Student Union
- Queen's Student Union
- Sense
- Goldsmith's Student Union

All of you supporters play a massive part in helping a bigger cause and we will reach victory. Please understand that I read each and every one of your comments. I'm so thankful for all of your engagement and soon I will be completing a Q and A to try and clear up any queries you may have.

Keep a look out for our next update,

Belle.


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