Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Questions (411)

Holly Cairns

Question:

411. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the way his Department and public bodies and agencies under his remit undertake disability impact assessments; the process by which these assessments are monitored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34873/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

All substantive Memoranda for Government are required to identify, under a disability impact assessment, any difficulties or barriers that may exist or arise within a service delivery, policy or process that prevents someone with a disability from availing of that service, policy or process.

The disability impact assessment is undertaken in line with the procedures outlined in guidelines, "How to Conduct a Disability Impact Assessment: Guidelines for Government Departments", issued by the Department of Justice in 2012.

My Department is gathering the relevant information in relation to bodies under the aegis of my Department and will forward it to the Deputy when available.