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Disability Impact Assessment Guidelines for Government

On 28 March 2012, the Department of Justice, Equality & Defence released a new publication entitled “How to Conduct a Disability Impact Assessment: Guidelines for Government Departments”. The Guidelines were launch jointly by Minister Shatter and Minister Lynch.  The Minister for Justice explained that the document was developed by his Department in conjunction with the Equality Authority and the NDA.
The Guidelines set out a step by step process for conducting a disability impact assessment, which fits within the broader regulatory impact assessment (RIA) framework.
The Cabinet Handbook, an internal Government guide to assist Ministers and officials in the preparation of matters, requires that all substantive Memoranda (i.e. a change in policy; a decision to draft or to approve legislation and or a decision involving expenditure increases or reductions or changes in taxation) should indicate the impact on people with disabilities.

The Guidelines cover a number of key topics including:

To view the guidelines click here or if you would like further assistance in relation to Disability Impact Assessment please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected].