Mon 5 Dec 2022
We have published two new papers in our series of review papers on UNCRPD Articles: Article 13 on access to justice and Article 21 on the right to freedom of expression, opinion and access to information.
The National Disability Authority (NDA) held a hybrid conference on the theme of UNCRPD Article 9 on Accessibility on 20th October.
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In September 2022 Minister Rabbitte launched our new guidelines - 'Participation Matters: Guidelines on implementing the obligation to meaningfully engage with disabled people in public decision making'.
The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) is dedicated to enabling the design of environments that can be accessed, understood and used regardless of a person's age, size, ability or disability. The CEUD is part of the National Disability Authority.
Ireland ratified the UNCRPD in 2018. It is an international human rights treaty, It underpins the work of the National Disability Authority.
We developed a report on the operation of the Irish Sign Language Act 2017. We presented a report to the Minister in July 2021 and expect that it will be published by the government in the near future.
Throughout this website the terms “persons with disabilities” and “disabled people” are used interchangeably. The term ‘disabled people’ is recognised by many within the disability rights movement in Ireland to align with the social and human rights model of disability, as it is considered to acknowledge the fact that people with an impairment are disabled by barriers in the environment and society. However, we also recognise that others prefer the term “persons with disabilities” because of the inherent understanding in the term that they are first and foremost human beings entitled to human rights. This reflects the language used in the UNCRPD. Finally, we recognise that some people do not identify as being disabled.
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