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Reviewing and reporting progress

Disability Action Plans

What you need to know

Reviewing and reporting progress on implementation of Disability Action Plans

Collating and producing an annual evaluation of progress will assist public authorities in benchmarking current practices against future actions and allow public authorities to record their success in implementing the duties.

Progress should be reported in relation to the following areas:


  • Does the aim of the training relate to the two disability duties?
  • Who received training?
  • When was the training provided?
  • Was any training provided to disability NGOs and disabled people?
  • What were the results of the training evaluation?
  • How did the training contribute to the promotion of the two disability duties?
  • What additional training needs were identified?
  • How will further training needs be met and when?
  • What outcomes did the training achieve in terms of the disability duties i.e. an increase in the proportion of disabled people applying for and/or achieving public life positions/improved public attitude towards disabled people?


  • What monitoring systems have been established, including statistical and qualitative systems?
  • How has monitoring data been applied over the period of this progress report to promote the two duties?
  • What monitoring gaps have been identified and when and how will these be addressed?


  • What consultation has been conducted over the period of this progress report?
  • What consultation methods were employed?
  • Who was consulted and when?
  • Was comprehensive feedback provided to consultees in respect of their consultation response?
  • What specific impact did consultation have on the promotion of the two disability duties?

The review of information and consideration of positive action

  • What consideration was given to positive action over the period of this report?
  • What was the result of that consideration?

Positive action being undertaken and proposed

  • What positive action was implemented and what impact did it have in promoting the two disability duties?
  • What impact did positive action, taken in previous years, have in respect of the duties in the current year?
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