Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266072
Title:
Public attitudes to disability in the Republic of Ireland
Authors:
National Disability Authority (NDA)
Publisher:
National Disability Authority (NDA)
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266072
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The NDA is delighted to publish the final report of its survey on Public Attitudes to Disability in the Republic of Ireland. The study is the first of its kind in this State and allows for comparison with attitudes in other countries where such surveys have been a standard exercise for some __ time. The survey data was collected in Spring 2001 and preliminary findings were released in Autumn 2001. Further analysis was then carried out and this final report prepared. The survey has indicated areas in which Irish attitudes towards people with disabilities display strong support for inclusion, equality and social change to improve the lives of people with disabilities. But there are also problematic areas. Most especially the NDA is concerned about the continued stigmatisation and rejection of people experiencing mental distress. It has also noted the reservations expressed about practical implementation of mainstreaming policies in the areas of education and employment. The survey results provide useful information, which can inform policy and awareness campaigns aimed at changing attitudes. They show clearly that attitudes are gendered, with females tending to express more awareness, acceptance and desire for positive change than males. Actions to change attitudes will need to be planned with a gender focus. The results also confirm the international findings that attitudes are affected by personal experience of disability, whether by the individual or within his/her immediate circle of family and friends. Similar findings have been used in other countries to inform action for change and it is the intention of the NDA to promote similar developments in Ireland. Finally, the NDA sees this survey as the first in a series. It intends to carry out the recommendation of the Commission on the Status of Disabilities that baseline data should be created and then revisited at regular intervals in order to track changes in the intervening years.
Keywords:
DISABILITY; ATTITUDE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Disability Authority (NDA)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-18T22:56:28Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-18T22:56:28Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266072-
dc.descriptionThe NDA is delighted to publish the final report of its survey on Public Attitudes to Disability in the Republic of Ireland. The study is the first of its kind in this State and allows for comparison with attitudes in other countries where such surveys have been a standard exercise for some __ time. The survey data was collected in Spring 2001 and preliminary findings were released in Autumn 2001. Further analysis was then carried out and this final report prepared. The survey has indicated areas in which Irish attitudes towards people with disabilities display strong support for inclusion, equality and social change to improve the lives of people with disabilities. But there are also problematic areas. Most especially the NDA is concerned about the continued stigmatisation and rejection of people experiencing mental distress. It has also noted the reservations expressed about practical implementation of mainstreaming policies in the areas of education and employment. The survey results provide useful information, which can inform policy and awareness campaigns aimed at changing attitudes. They show clearly that attitudes are gendered, with females tending to express more awareness, acceptance and desire for positive change than males. Actions to change attitudes will need to be planned with a gender focus. The results also confirm the international findings that attitudes are affected by personal experience of disability, whether by the individual or within his/her immediate circle of family and friends. Similar findings have been used in other countries to inform action for change and it is the intention of the NDA to promote similar developments in Ireland. Finally, the NDA sees this survey as the first in a series. It intends to carry out the recommendation of the Commission on the Status of Disabilities that baseline data should be created and then revisited at regular intervals in order to track changes in the intervening years.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Disability Authority (NDA)en_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectATTITUDEen_GB
dc.titlePublic attitudes to disability in the Republic of Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
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