Our Research Promotion Scheme helps us deliver high-quality research on disability in Ireland. This scheme runs every two years depending on the budget availability at the time.

The theme for the 2021/22 Research Promotion Scheme was ‘Assistive Products and Consumer Products that Support Choice and Control for Persons with Disabilities’.

We awarded funding to the following two research projects, and the reports have now been published:

  1. University College Cork and Dublin City University: "A User-Centred Exploration of the Assistive Potential of Digital Voice Assistants for People with Disabilities in Ireland".

  2. The National University of Ireland, Galway: "Assistive and Consumer Products for as Supplementary Reading Instruction for Children with Disabilities: Current Status & Potential for Application in Practice".