The Disability Act 2005 (“the Act”) places a statutory obligation on a public body to make their public services accessible to persons with disabilities. Public bodies have a legal duty to ensure their information, goods and services are accessible to persons with disabilities as far as practicable.
Section 26 states that public bodies are required to ensure that their services are accessible for persons with disabilities by providing integrated access to mainstream services where practicable and appropriate.
The first monitoring activity under this Code examined Departments and public bodies against section 26(2) of the Act which has to do with the appointment of an Access Officer and promotion of details of same.
The written report documents including Irish language, Plain English and Easy-to-Read versions can be downloaded individually below in Word format.
Monitoring Report on Section 26 Disability Act - Access Officers
Executive Summary Report on Section 26 Disability Act - Access Officers
Executive Summary of the full report
Appendix A - Departmental Analysis of Access Officers
Appendix to full report
Tuarascáil Faireacháin faoi alt 26 den Acht um Míchumas - Oifigeach Rochtana
Monitoring Report on Section 26 Access Officers - Irish (Gaeilge) version
Tuarascáil Achoimre Feidhmiúcháin ar Alt 26 den Acht um Míchumas - Oifigigh Rochtana
Executive Summary of the report - Irish (Gaeilge) version
Section 26 Access Officer Report - Easy to Read
Easy to Read version of the report
Section 26 Access Officer Report - Plain English
Plain English version of the report