National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2022

National Disability Authority


The National Disability Authority is the independent statutory body that provides information and advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of disabled people. The National Disability Authority holds a conference every year to share learning from Ireland and abroad on disability policy and practice around a particular theme with policy makers, practitioners, people with disabilities and their families, and researchers. The theme of the 2022 annual conference is “From an accessibility to a Universal Design approach - learning from the public and private sectors”.


National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2022: “From an accessibility to a Universal Design approach - learning from the public and private sectors”.

Date: Thursday 20th October 2022
Time: 10.00am – 4.15pm
Location: in-person at Croke Park Conference Centre and remote attendance through the virtual event platform

The National Disability Authority would like to invite you to our Annual Conference.

The conference will be a blended event, registration is available here

The 2022 conference will examine Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Accessibility.

Key points we would like share through this conference, include an understanding Article 9 of the UNCRPD; exploring a holistic understanding of accessibility, equal access and employment; exchanging learning across the public and private sectors; moving beyond the minimum standards; using universal design principles to build inclusive environments including information and services.

The conference will be of interest to:

  • Policy makers
  • Public sector officials
  • Local authority officials
  • Disabled Persons Organisations and other disability organisations
  • Individuals with disabilities and their families.

Irish Sign Language interpretation and real-time captioning will be available for those attending both in-person and remotely. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

The registration form will allow you to indicate any further accessibility requirements you may have, for example if access to a quiet room where the main event will be streamed is required.

The full programme is attached

We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual Conference 2022.

There is no charge for this event.

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Conference 2022 Programme 63.95 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Sep, 2022
Dublin & Online
Expiry Date
20th Oct, 2022