Disability Action Plan 2012-2016
Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission is required to have due regard to:
- the need to promote positive attitudes towards people with disabilities; and
- the need to encourage participation by people with disabilities in public life (‘the disability duties’).
Under Section 49B of the DDA 1995, the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission is also required to submit to the Equality Commission a Disability Action Plan showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to the functions for which it is responsible.
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (the Commission) has approved a Disability Action Plan and consultation on the Plan ended on 4 September 2012.
A copy of the Action Plan can be found below in (word and pdf):
Northern Ireland Assembly Commission Revised Disability Action Plan 2012 - 2016 (pdf) (word)
If you would like further information on the Disability Action Plan you can contact us via the following methods:
Telephone: 02890 418377
Text Phone: 02890 521209