Welcome to the South Dublin County Council Disability Liaison/Access pages.
At South Dublin County Council we are committed to equality, inclusion and providing services that are accessible to the whole community. Disabled people can and should expect that all departments have considered varied and multiple access needs when they are planning facilities and information services.
We are strongly committed to universal access. In recognition of this ongoing commitment we were awarded the status of 02 Ability Company by Kanchi in 2010. More recently, our main county town Tallaght received a Special Mention for the accessibility of our Public Facilities and Services in the EU Access City Awards 2013.
Vice-President of the European Commission Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner (in green jacket) and Vice-President of the European Disability Forum Erzsebet Foldesi with Deputy Mayor Cllr Guss O’Connell and representatives from Pamplona, Gdynia and Bilbao (also recipients of Special Mentions)
At the Council, we are aware that even when we have done everything possible to make our services accessible, that this alone will not ensure that every disabled person can access our services. We therefore have a:
- Disability Liaison/Access and Equality Officer, whom disabled individuals can contact if they need specific access supports, or to whom they can address problems they encounter when accessing services
- Comprehensive Customer Service Action Plan, Charter and complaints system.
Throughout these pages you will find information regarding the many developments and initiatives that contribute to improved access to facilities and services in our county, for example National Accessibility Week, Literacy Action Plan, Access Guide Videos, Jobot’s Access All Areas, Accessible recycling, Disability Studies Catalogue and so on. Many of the improvements have taken place due to the implementation of both the Barcelona Declaration and the Disability Act (2005).