The National Disability Strategy was launched in 2004 to secure the participation in society of people with disabilities. There are 3 main parts to the strategy.
1. Disability Legislation: the Education for People with Special Needs Act 2004, the Disability Act 2005 and the Citizens Information Act 2007.
2. Legal plans for 6 government departments showing how they will address key disability issues, including employment, environment and housing, health and disability services, social welfare and transport and communications. These plans are called statutory sectoral plans.
3. A multi-annual investment programme for disability support services for the period 2006-2009.
The National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan 2012-2015 identifies what actions can be implemented under the National Disability Strategy over the years 2012 to 2015.