How we influence Political Engagement: d/Deaf and Disabled People’s Election Special Series Posted 22.02.2022 Earlier this month, Disability Action, in partnership with North West Forum of People with Disabilities Derry and RNID, launched our d/Deaf and Disabled People's Election Special Series which will feature all of the parties who will engage directly with d/Deaf and Disabled People on matters important to us in advance of the Assembly elections on 5 May 2022. We want to close the gap between d/Deaf and Disabled People and decision makers.On 4 February we engaged with the SDLP which showed real opportunities for change. Colin McGrath MLA SDLP commented "Excellent conversation with Disability Action chaired by the wonderful Michaela Hollywood, helping us to hear the priorities for the future and what we can do to help."In our second Election Special on Friday 18 February we engaged with the Alliance Party on the development of their manifesto.Thanks to both parties for engaging with us and to everyone who attended. If we have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet please get in touch with our Head of Policy Nuala Toman M: 07967 322639, E: [email protected].