Excellence Through Accessibility Award
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The National Disability Authority are reviewing the “Excellence through Accessibility” award scheme, which is currently on hold. We will continue to help public bodies to improve the accessibility of their services, buildings, and information.
Excellence through Accessibility Awards Ceremony 2010
The EtA award ceremony for 2010 was held on 3rd February, 2011. We are pleased to announce that 11 public sector bodies received the EtA award, for achieving a very high level of accessibility in their customer services, built environment, and information and communication technology:
- Carlow Town Hall, Carlow Town Council
- Dungarvan Civic Offices, Waterford County Council
- Pearse Street Library, Dublin City Public Libraries
- Head Office, Wexford, Environmental Protection Agency
- K Leisure Athy
- Cabra Library, Dublin City Public Libraries
- Killester College of Further Education, City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee
- K Leisure Naas
- Chapter House, Public Appointments Service
- DLR Leisure Services Meadowbrook
- Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
- Bunclody Library, Wexford County Council
- Ballina Civic Offices, Mayo County Council
EtA Approvals Board
The NDA is grateful to the following members of the the Approvals Board who have given their time, expertise, and commitment to evaluating and approving assessments of EtA award candidates over the last 2 years:
- James McClean, People with Disabilities in Ireland (PWDI)
- Angela Rolfe, Office of Public Works
- Alexis Donnelly, Trinity College Dublin
- Prof Barry McMullin, Dublin City University
- Beverly Webster, Webster Lawlor & Associates
- Chrissie Keane, National Standards Authority of Ireland
- Fionnuala Rogerson, Fionnuala Rogerson Architects
- Lorna Mulvihill, Department of Finance
- John Wickham, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Excellence through Accessibility Awards Ceremony 2008
Excellence through Accessibility Awards Ceremony 2007
The 2007 awards ceremony was held on 3rd December 2007.
Excellence through Accessibility seeks to promote and reward a clear focus on and commitment to continuous improvement in accessibility of public services at all levels in participating organisations. To do this, the award encourages the development of policies, practices and relationships to ensure that achievements in accessibility are sustainable and meaningful to customers.
The Excellence through Accessibility award scheme acknowledges those Departments and Agencies under their remit that have taken steps to make their services more accessible. Through the Award, the NDA hopes to support the achievement of maximum accessibility of public services for people with disabilities in Ireland.
Award Guidelines and Criteria
The NDA has developed this set of 14 accessibility guidelines and 41 criteria for the Accessibility Award.
The guidelines have been drawn up after extensive consultation with Government Departments, state agencies, voluntary and community bodies and the NDA Standards Advisory Committee.
Public meetings took place in Dublin, Cork and Galway in June 2004. More than 40 organisations made submissions. In addition, the NDA held an Accessibility Conference, workshops with stakeholders and developed an audit tool to accompany these guidelines.
Page last updated: 07/13/2012