Promoting inclusion? Disabled people, legislation and public policy


The aim of this research was for various representative organisations of disabled people to collaborate in order to critically analyse the law, policy and its implementation (intended to have an impact beyond the limits of the project). They also investigated the nature and extent of disabled people's influence on the legislative and policy process. The key outcome would be to create strategies for exerting decisive influence on the legislative and policy process.

They also aimed to elaborate the goals of policy makers and disabled people in the construction of legislation and policy, with particular emphasis on apparent synergy and/or dissonance between such goals and provide 'best practise' examples.

A 5-page executive summary is available as well as the full report.


Promoting inclusion?Disabled people, legislation and public policy, Disability Knowledge and Research Programme, 44 pp.

Published 1 January 2005