A BLIND Colwyn Bay woman is using her one exercise a day to retrace the path to equality.

Elin Williams, 21, is among the campaigners those across Wales commemorating the 1920 ‘Blind March' - which saw 40 blind and partially sighted people walk to London from Newport to meet then Prime Minister, David Lloyd George.

Now, 100 years on the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Cymru is asking people across Wales to join Miss Williams - who took the first historic steps - to also put their one permitted exercise activity to good use to remember this event.

Miss Williams, who has retinitis pigmentosa, said: “The Blind March marked such an important step forward for blind and partially sighted people’s rights across the UK. To me, equality means treating people with fairness and respect.

"It’s about giving people like me equal access to resources and opportunities."

The original Blind March - which also started in Manchester and Leeds - on 5 April 1920 was organised by the National League of the Blind, was the first disability movement of its kind.

The impact of the March successfully resulted in the Blind Person’s Act 1920 – an early precursor to 2010's Equality Act.

Miss Williams, who recorded and shared her contribution online, added: “The people who took part in the Blind March in 1920 aimed to champion inclusion and equality for blind and partially sighted people across the country.

"I think it’s more important than ever that we strive to achieve their mission.

"I hope many more people in Wales share their own videos for equality throughout April, using the hashtag #BlindMarch2020.”

To find out more about the history of the Blind March and how RNIB are marking the event, visit rnib.org.uk/campaigning/marching-history.