The Big Lottery Fund grant is for a project, led by Disability Action Northern Ireland, looking at the extent to which disabled people are able to live independently.
Four disability charities have been awarded a £5m grant from the Big Lottery Fund to examine the challenges facing disabled people in the UK.
By Andy Ricketts for Third Sector
The BLF announced today that it had awarded the grant over the next five years to a bid led by Disability Action Northern Ireland, working with Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales and Inclusion Scotland.
The project, which will be called Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning, will look at the extent to which disabled people are able to live independently and will gather their opinions on what changes could be made.
The funder ran an open bidding process for the grant last year.
A statement from the BLF about the project said that prejudices and a predominantly medical view of disability could lead to negative attitudes towards disabled people who wanted to start families or were trying to find work.