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Public Service Providers - Are you are aware of the new National Disability Strategy Inclusion Plan (2016-2020)

The Department of Justice and Equality is currently in the process of developing the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy which included a comprehensive consultation process in 2015 and 2016 (due for publication in early 2017).

The New National Disability  Strategy Inclusion Plan has a new set of specific Themes including Equality and Choice; Joined up policies and public services; Education; Employment; Health and well-being; Person-centred disability services; Housing and Transport and accessible places.

Each theme has a number of objectives, actions and outlines who is responsible for implementing same.  For example the plan requires that:

Public services are universally designed and accessible to all citizens.

The National Disability Strategy Inclusion Plan Phase 3 Consultation Document can be downloded here.

The National Disability Inclusion Strategy Information Leaflet in Easy to Read format can be downloaded here.

Alternatively, if you need further information on accessibility or Universal Design, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected]