New Release! Disability and Inclusion Based Policy Analysis

IRIS is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide for policy makers in the public, non-profit and private sectors on advancing full inclusion of people with disabilities.  The guide is based on similar frameworks for ‘gender based’ policy analysis.  It provides an overview of changing perspectives on disability, a ‘snapshot’ of key facts on disability in Canada today and their policy implications, and provides a step-by-step guide of key questions to ask in policy and program design, implementation, evaluation, revision and coherence-building.  The guide is designed to provide policy makers with a framework to integrate disability and inclusion based policy analysis into policy development in any sector, recognizing that barriers to inclusion are embedded across policy domains.  The guide integrates standards of the recently adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into all stages of policy analysis, and provides guidelines for setting priorities for inclusive policy development in the context of competing demands and scarce resources.  Building organizational capacity to conduct disability and inclusion based policy analysis is also discussed, and provides a set of criteria and measures for policy makers to evaluate their capacity. Download the Disability and Inclusion Based Analysis