Good Practice

The National Disability Authority has statutory functions in relation to:

  • Assisting the development of standards
  • Producing codes of practice
  • Monitoring implementation of standards and codes of practice
  • Recognising the achievement of good standards and quality, including through the provision of a disability equality awards system

The NDA have built up a wealth of resources to support progress in achieving the inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream society. Our guidelines promote good practice, which in many cases extends beyond minimum legislative requirements.

We have produced two approved Codes of Practice under the Disability Act 2005:

While much of our work is focused on disability, our mandate to promote excellence in universal design also takes us beyond disability to the impact of design on all members of society regardless of anyone's age, size, ability or disability.