Disability Act 2005
This Act was enacted on September 1st, 2005 and includes a number of positive action measures designed to advance and underpin participation by people with disabilities in everyday life. In particular, Part 3 of the Act contains a number of obligations specifically related to public bodies, including National University of Ireland Maynooth that are in effect since 31st December, 2005.
The objective of Part 3 of the Disability Act 2005 is to ensure that an integrated access to public buildings and services is available to people with or without disabilities. This means access to the public parts of public buildings, information and services provided by public bodies. This also includes services provided directly by Maynooth University, services purchased and provided on our behalf, services supplied/ provided to us and information provided by Maynooth University. These aspects of Part 3 of the Disability Act 2005 (Sections 25,26,27,28 & 29) are in force since 31st December 2005.
In accordance with the Act an Access Officer and an Inquiry Officer has been appointed for Maynooth University.
As legislated for in the Disability Act 2005, the appointed Access Officer for Maynooth University is Dr. Rosario Ryan. Rose is available to help you with any queries that you might have or assistance you may require in relation to the accessibility of information and services provided by Maynooth University by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. John McGinnity has been appointed as the Inquiry Officer. The role of the Inquiry Officer is to process complaints which people with disabilities may have in relation to the services offered by Maynooth University. The Inquiry Officer will investigate a complaint and report their findings in writing to both the President and the complainant. Dr. John McGinnity can be contacted directly by e-mail at email@example.com or phone (01) 708 3822.
Making a Complaint
Please follow this Disability Act Complaint Procedure document to make a complaint under the Disability Act 2005. Please contact the Maynooth Access Programme if you have any queries.