The DPO Coalition worked from January 2020 to November 2021 to develop a Consultation report based on the views and experiences of disabled people in Ireland.

This Consultation Report was created in advance of the Irish Government presenting to the United Nations Committee on the Government’s work to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The report was launched in June 2023. 

The Consultation Report provides information and insights into the lives of disabled people. Many of these are worrying such as lack of access to essential services, healthcare and public buildings. It also presents clear actions Government can focus on to improve disabled people’s lives and enable disabled people to participate fully in society.  This Consultation Report provides independent information collected on the lived experience and views of disabled people on the rights outlined in the Convention.

The DPO Consultation Report is available in accessible MS Word, designed PDF and an ISL video translation below:

Watch the DPO Coalition Consultation Report 2023 videos - DESSA

You can watch the ISL videos for DPO Coalition Report by clicking here

Read the Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO) Coalition Report 2023 PDF Version - DESSA

To read the DPO Coalition Report you can click here to download a PDF version.

Read the Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO) Coalition Report 2023 Word Version - DESSA

You can click here to download a Word document of the DPO Coalition Report.