Monitoring the Disability Act 2005
We have a statutory role in monitoring certain elements of the Disability Act 2005 mostly part 3 (accessibility) and part 5 (employment in the public service). If you’d like to learn more about how and why we monitor the Disability Act 2005 then visit our Disability Act 2005 page.
EU Web Accessibility Directive
We monitor whether public bodies in Ireland have accessible websites and mobile applications.
Irish Sign Language
We prepared the first report on the operation of the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 at the request of the Minister.
National Disability Strategies
We help to assess the progress of various national disability strategies such as the National Disability Inclusion Strategy and the Comprehensive Employment Strategy.
NDA Monitoring Activity and UNCRPD
Accessible products, service information, transport, access to the built environment and cultural, sporting and leisure activities all feature throughout the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Article 9 is completely dedicated to accessibility.
Our monitoring activities and our work to assess the implementation of national strategies contribute to the effective implementation of the UNCRPD in Ireland. They allow us to advise the Minister on the compliance of public bodies in regard to their obligations under the Disability Act 2005, associated Codes of Practice and other relevant legislation and regulations.
Monitoring can provide public bodies with acknowledgement that they have fulfilled their obligations. It can provide public bodies with useful information which identifies gaps in their services and areas where obligations are not met and need to be improved.
We also work to provide guidance and advice for public bodies so that they can continuously improve their services.