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Disability Act 2005

Disability Act, 2005

The purpose of this Act is to advance and support the participation of people with disabilities in society by the provision of disability-specific services to improve access to mainstream public services. The Act obliges public services to make buildings and services accessible for people with disabilities and requires them to take positive actions to employ people with disabilities (there is a targeted quota of 3%, whereby public bodies are expected to recruit at least 3% of staff with disabilities).

One of the requirements of this Act is to establish Access Officers to carry out the remit of the Act and UCD has appointed Tina Lowe, as the Campus Accessibility Officer, under the guidance of the Director of UCD Access and Lifelong Learning. 

The following link brings you directly to the Disability Act 2005. (opens in a new window)Disability Act 2005