The National Disability Authority
The National Disability Authority (NDA) is an independent statutory body providing information and advice to the government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities. It has a role to assist the Minister for Justice and Equality in the co-ordination of disability policy.
Its functions include research, developing and collaborating on the development of relevant statistics, assisting in the development of standards, developing codes of practice, and monitoring the implementation of standards, codes and employment of persons with disabilities in the public service.
It works through its Centre for Excellence in Universal Design to promote the universal design of the built environment, products, services and information and communication technologies so that they can be easily accessed and used by everyone, including persons with disabilities.