We are a group of Disabled People’s Organisations, Disability Service Providers and disability advocacy organisations. We want all New Zealanders to work together to strive to create a fully accessible New Zealand, where people with access needs can participate to their full potential as citizens and consumers.
Access Alliance Members
The Blind Foundation
Access Alliance Project Manager
The Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s main provider of practical and emotional support for the 12,100 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to face their future with confidence. With a vision of ‘Life without limits – Kahore e Mutunga Ki te Ora’, Blind Foundation staff around the country aim to enable people who are blind or have low vision to be self-reliant and live the life they choose.
Auckland Disability Law (ADL)
Auckland Disability Law provides free legal services to disabled people associated with their disability legal issues. ADL is the only specialist disability law community law centre in Aotearoa New Zealand.
CSS Disability Action
A large part of CSS Disability Action's role is supporting people with disabilities to be 'in the driver's seat' of their life, to achieve their own dreams and aspirations - by having the skills, confidence and resources to influence family, friends, colleagues, society and government.
Deaf Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand. Deaf Aotearoa also works closely with Deaf communities, government agencies and other organisations to increase awareness, promote New Zealand Sign Language and strengthen the rights of Deaf people.
Disabled Persons Assembly
The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is a pan-disability disabled person’s organisation (DPO) that works to realise an equitable society, where all disabled people are able to direct their own lives. DPA works to improve social indicators for disabled people, and for disabled people to be recognised as valued members of society.
Inclusive New Zealand
Inclusive NZ is a federation of organisations and individuals involved in the provision of employment and community support services for disabled people. Our ultimate vision is for New Zealand to become '100 percent inclusive and accessible to all'. Supporting members is our main priority, and we work hard to make sure that they have the resources, information and networks they need to provide the best services and supports for disabled people.
Kāpo Māori Aotearoa
Ngāti Kāpo O Aotearoa Inc
Ngāti Kāpo was founded in 1983 upon the vision of self-determination (Mana Kāpo) and improving the quality of life of kāpo Māori and their whānau. The society in the 21st century is a national Māori health and disability service provider that is driven by and for Māori disabled consumers and their families - kāpo Māori and their whānau. Ngāti Kāpo is a member based society which is open to any person (disabled, able bodied, Māori and Non-Māori) who supports the vision, mission, purpose, aims and principles of the society.
Parents of Vision Impaired New Zealanders (PVINZ)
The heart and vitality of any parents support network revolves around the exchange of experiences, challenges, successes and failures with our disabled children. We have had the ongoing support of the Blind Foundation, which has meant we have been able to concentrate our energies on parents, families and children. This has also allowed us to advocate widely.
People First New Zealand, Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi
People First New Zealand is a self-advocacy organisation that is led and directed by people with learning (intellectual) disability. People First is part of an international movement fighting for the rights and inclusion of all people with learning disability. People First New Zealand Inc. Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi is here to empower and support people with learning disability to be strong and valued individuals in New Zealand.