Annual Report 2007
Several initiatives led by the NDA in 2007 are highlighted in the Report, these include:
- The establishment by NDA of a Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, the first in the world to be set up on a legal basis, with a key focus on awareness, standards and education and its work in promoting Universal Design to create environments that that can be used by all, regardless of age, size or disability
- NDA's Challenging Attitudes to Mental Health multimedia campaign which independent evaluation has shown has had success in improving public attitudes about people with mental health difficulties
- NDA's Excellence through Accessibility Award scheme which 13 public bodies received in 2007 compared to 4 in 2006. These awards acknowledge public bodies who achieve excellent levels of standards in delivering services to people with disabilities.