The Department for Communities has released a new Disability Action Plan consultaion,
The purpose of this Disability Action Plan is to set out what the Department for Communities will do to fulfil its obligations in respect of the disability duties under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Download the Disability Action Plan Consultation document and draft reply letter at the link below.
Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended, public authorities are required, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and encourage participation by disabled people in public life. In addition, under Section 49B public authorities are required to produce a Disability Action Plan (DAP) showing how they propose to fulfil these specific duties.
The Department is consulting on the draft Disability Action Plan and would welcome your comments on the proposed action measures or views on other ways in which the commitment to these duties could be better demonstrated.
Ways to respond
Write to: Equality Unit, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EG
Closing date 12 October 2020 at 17:00