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Access Alliance Host First International Disability Advocates Webinar To Celebrate Accessibility Legislation

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 11:11 am | Access Alliance

Every New Zealander should be able to fully participate in society, have the opportunity to learn, to get a job, and to take part in community and social life. On Tuesday 22 February from 9am-12pm, Access Alliance will be hosting an international webinar ... More >>

Access Alliance Calls For Life Changing Accessibility Legislation To Remove And Prevent Barriers

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 11:20 am | Access Alliance

Access Alliance , New Zealand’s largest alliance of Disabled Persons Organisations, disability advocacy groups, and service providers, calls on the government to implement the legal framework outlined in the report released today, entitled “ Making New ... More >>

Vote For The 2021 People's Choice Accessible Business Awards

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 6:08 pm | Access Alliance

Voting is now open for the Access Alliance 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards, with 24 finalists across eight essential ‘areas of life’ that all New Zealanders have the right to fully participate in. ... More >>

Education Finalists Demonstrate Accessibility Matters Outside, Inside, And Online

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 1:43 pm | Access Alliance

  Three very different accessible education providers have been voted as finalists in the 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards . A nature-based forest school, a multicultural Catholic school, and an online global learning community, ... More >>

Nominations Open For The Access Alliance 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards

Monday, 15 February 2021, 4:01 pm | Access Alliance

  The Access Alliance is calling for nominations of New Zealand businesses who are proving that accessibility is good for business, especially in challenging times. From 15 February to 7 June, New Zealanders with access needs, as well as their ... More >>

People's Choice Accessibility Awards for Business

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:37 pm | Access Alliance

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business More >>

Accessibility photo library launches to drive change

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 11:28 am | Access Alliance

Accessibility advocate, Mary Fisher, in collaboration with the Access Alliance and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, have launched a photo library to encourage the public to notice access barriers in our everyday lives. More >>

Progress towards developing NZ's Accessibility Law

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:25 pm | Access Alliance

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Access Alliance are standing in support of the Minister for Disability Issues in her efforts to advocate for Government to commit to introducing a national accessibility law. More >>

Nation-wide movement for disability rights law

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:30 pm | Access Alliance

Christchurch disability activists join nation-wide movement for disability rights law – Canadian Disability Advocate calls for campaign for the New Zealand Government to “just say yes” to a New Zealand accessibility law More >>

Access Alliance commends progress toward Accessibility law

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:22 pm | Access Alliance

The Access Alliance is commending the actions of the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, after her comments at a moving event at Parliament today. More >>

Disability Advocates to present stories at Parliament

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 8:32 am | Access Alliance

Accessibility campaigners will assemble at Parliament today in a public presentation of their personal stories to Minister for Disability Issues, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Weaving Our Stories Together to Prioritise Accessibility

Monday, 3 September 2018, 1:05 pm | Access Alliance

Tomorrow is a significant day for the disability community. For over a year now, the Access Matters campaign, led by a group of twelve disability organisations called the Access alliance, have been calling for accessibility legislation at the heart ... More >>

Being who you are, as you are: Kāpo Māori Aotearoa

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:38 am | Access Alliance

Being who you are, as you are: Kāpo Māori Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. on being part of the Access Matters campaign More >>

One day left - Support more equitable access to democracy

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 5:15 pm | Access Alliance

There’s only one day left to support an important Bill that creates a fund to give disabled people better access to our democratic process. Submit in support of the Election Access Fund Bill now . Submissions close tomorrow. More >>

Harnessing Digital Accessibility

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:12 pm | Access Alliance

The digital world is an increasingly vital part of our lives. Here we are, right now. You, me, and your device. You, me, your device, and millions of other kiwis perusing online spheres for information, love, consumer items, friendship, or education. More >>

Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister’s commitment

Friday, 17 November 2017, 6:14 pm | Access Alliance

The Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni’s commitment to increasing access for New Zealanders with a disability. More >>

Keeping Accessibility on The Agenda

Friday, 6 October 2017, 10:26 am | Access Alliance

From my last email at that crucial time ahead of the election, we needed a big response to make sure all political parties knew that accessibility legislation mattered to voters. Hundreds of you responded and contacted your local candidates to tell them ... More >>

80% of kiwis support minimum standards for disability access

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:24 am | Access Alliance

A national poll conducted by UMR commissioned and released today by the Access Alliance shows the vast majority of New Zealanders want action on improving accessibility for people with disabilities. More >>

Prominent international disability advocate to visit NZ

Friday, 1 September 2017, 4:12 pm | Access Alliance

The Blind Foundation is proud to bring renowned disability rights campaigner David Lepofsky to New Zealand to speak on behalf of The Access Alliance Access Matters campaign on the need for Parliament to pass Accessibility Legislation. More >>

Disabled advocates speak in support of open letter

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:10 am | Access Alliance

Advocates with a range of disabilities have come together to launch an Open Letter today calling on all parliamentary parties to commit to introducing much needed accessibility legislation. More >>





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