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Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency


Access Inside Out : A Guide to Making Community Facilities Accessible' was commissioned by DESSA in response to the need to support Community Development Projects and Family Resource Centres in ensuring their projects are fully accessible to people with disabilities. The Guide was written by Maureen Gilbert and DESSA would like to sincerely thank Maureen for her expertise and committment to this project.


DESSA would also like to acknowledge the assistance and contributions from the following members of the Advisory Committee who provided input and feedback during the drafting of the Guidelines:

  • Sharon Browne Tralee CDP
  • Prof. Rob Kitchins National Institute for Regional and Spatial Geography, NUI, Maynooth
  • Eoin Murphy Westport FRC
  • Niamh O'Doherty Comhairle
  • Eoin O'Herlihy National Disability Authority
  • Fionnuala Rogerson Architect

A sincere thank you to all members of this committee.


DESSA gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of Comhairle, the Department of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs and the Family Support Agency in the production of the guidelines.


Finally, a word of thanks to the DESSA Board of Management and staff for overseeing and implementing this project.