An Operational Review of the Effectiveness of Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005

Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005 deals with access to public buildings. It says that a public body shall ensure that its public buildings are, as far as practicable, accessible to persons with disabilities.

This operational review of the effectiveness of Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005 was carried out under Action 26 of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021, by the National Disability Authority (NDA) and the Office of Public Works (OPW).

The review was informed by a consultation process that took place between September and December 2018. A number of insights emerged from this consultation process, as well as recommendations to facilitate public bodies to meet their obligations to bring their public buildings into compliance with Part M 2010 by 2022, as required under Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005.

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