Equality and Disability
The Policy and Public Affairs function of the NDA has primary responsibility for developing, co-ordinating and advising on all aspects of policy and legislation in relation to disability and issues of concern to people with disabilities.
Disability Equality Training Guidelines
The NDA has developed these new guidelines for purchasers of Disability Equality Training. They assist organisations with the development of their Disability Equality Training programme, and provide an overview of the content and delivery of training.
Disability and Social Inclusion in Ireland
This new study, published jointly by the NDA and the Equality Authority, shows that people with disabilities fare worse in key areas such as education, earnings, poverty and social life, compared to other people in their age group. The study, conducted by Brenda Gannon and Brian Nolan of the ESRI, also found lower earnings and more restricted social lives as a result of disability.
The first Your Voice Your Choice event took place on June 19, 2012 in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Further information is available about Your Voice Your Choice.
Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is about the opportunity for people with disabilities to participate in public and political life on an equal basis with others. The National Disability Authority and European Parliament Information Office in Ireland are jointly hosting a conference on this topic on the morning of Friday 24th May 2013. This is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU.