Celebrating the South Dublin County Disability Advisory and Consultative Panel

A seminar ‘Celebrating the South Dublin County Disability Advisory and Consultative Panel’ will take place on Wednesday, 22 March 2017, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Council Chamber, South Dublin County Council, County Hall.

Each year the Panel host a morning seminar to highlight a specific issue.

Past seminars have focussed on Maintaining Accessibility, the National Housing Strategy for Disabled People, Accessible Information and Communication, and Universal Design.

This year the Panel intend to:

Explore the Panel’s achievements to date (2010 – 2017), including providing updates on previous seminar topics;

Explore and highlight issues with regard to access to landscape, culture, leisure and heritage in South Dublin County, with specific focus on access to natural resources and heritage such as the Dublin Mountains, Clondalkin Round tower and Parks.

Mayor of South Dublin County, Councillor Guss O’Connell who will open the seminar, said:

“I am delighted to support this initiative which will provide disabled people the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of a more accessible County.

“In turn, as Mayor and on behalf of all the people of this County,

“I want to sincerely thank the South Dublin County Disability Advisory and Consultative Panel for their very significant contribution to date in making South Dublin more accessible for all our citizens”.

Guest speakers will include Shane Keogh, Deafhear Community Resource Officer and Panel member, Tony Shanahan from the South Dublin County Promotion Unit and Sergeant Will Gardner, from An Garda Síochána.

This seminar is an initiative of the South Dublin County Disability Advisory and Consultative Panel.

The Panel is a partnership between South Dublin County Council and local disabled people.

Their remit is to advise the Council on key issues that are relevant to the lives and interests of disabled people in the County; and to have both an advisory role and a consultative role (as appropriate) to developments in the County that are led by the Council.

County Hall is wheelchair accessible, the Council Chamber is fitted with an induction hearing loop and Irish Sign Language Interpretation will be provided.

For further information or to reserve a place at the seminar contact Selina Bonnie, Disability Liaison, Access and Equality Officer, South Dublin County Council Tel: 01 414 9041 or email: [email protected]