Joint Research Programme on the experiences of persons with disabilities across key policy areas

The aim of this Research Programme, funded by the National Disability Authority, is to create, improve and enhance knowledge on disability matters in a range of policy areas. The research will inform policy generally but will also be useful to considering how Ireland is meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The topics which will be researched will be determined by a Steering Committee, but for the first year the main focus will be on two areas: employment of persons with disabilities; and supports for independent living in the community.