New Disability Plans: What they mean for you and your family

23 April 2006

New Disability Plans: What they mean for you and your family

The National Disability Strategy, launched in September 2004, aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Ireland. The Disability Act 2005 and the six sectoral plans are part of this strategy. In May 2007, every house in the country got a copy of the NDA booklet "New Disability Plans", outlining what the changes planned and underway will mean for individuals with disabilities.

The booklet covers a range of changes in public services that have happened or are on the way. It describes how public bodies are obliged to facilitate people with disabilities to use their services. It outlines changes happening in health, education, transport, accessibility of streets and buildings, social welfare, communications and broadcasting. The booklet has useful contact details for departments and agencies. It also tells people how they can complain if they are not happy with a service.

You can read the New Disability Plans online, or download different versions below. Tá leagan Gaeilge ar fáil freisin.

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