These consultations allowed us to talk with people with disabilities and learn from their lived experiences. These experiences helped influence the work and advice to Government.
The first Your Voice Your Choice consultation took place in Dublin in 2012 with 250 participants and a smaller consultation was organised in Cork in 2013 with 30 participants.
The 2012 consultation had broad themes around being treated equally, reaching one’s potential, participating in the community and living independently. The 2013 consultation focused on attitudes to people with disabilities.
The reports from these consultations capture the views and experiences of people with disabilities in Ireland.
The reports were sent to the relevant Minister and officials and to the participants. Both reports were used to inform our strategic plan development and our policy work.
Your Voice Your Choice Report 2012
Your Voice Your Choice Report 2013