Retail Rejection

“It’s over there.” This is a statement that continually both frustrates and amuses the blind and vision impaired community.

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Community Prejudice

Kylie wants to be a mother help at her children’s school but the staff are hesitant to allow her to do this as she is visually impaired.

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Respiratory Disease

Jill has asthma and small airways disease. She also experiences frequent bouts of bronchitis. These affect her breathing and she is unable to go out in the wind or on cold days.

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Accessible Art

Caitlin is visually impaired and finds the lack of narration in various situations and the focus on print or subtitles on television programmes which she cannot see very difficult.

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Access to Technology

Disability is expensive. Special equipment, medicines, special foods, house renovations and transport add to the costs of an acquired or lifelong disability. Extra unaffordable expenses can be easily incurred in circumstances where the non-disabled can achieve a solution for themselves.

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Total Mobility

The organisation which controls bus routes and is responsible for the total mobility scheme in a large New Zealand city has included in their 10 year plan a submission to decrease the 50% subsidy for total mobility trips.

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Social Exclusion

James is employed by a firm which meets socially at restaurants once a month on a Friday night. Unfortunately he is unable to take part in these gatherings.

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Anzac Day Parking

Anzac day is one of national and personal importance and pride to all New Zealanders, including those with disabilities.

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Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Stories detailing the lack of wheelchair taxis are all too common. Access to appropriate transport makes a huge difference to people's lives, their ability to gain employment and to take part in public activities.

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A Brand New Inaccessible Sport Stadium

A newly built, high tech, world class sporting facility built to modern architectural and building code specifications omitted to provide proper facilities for people with disabilities. Downstairs, where the public do not sit, it has provided accessible toilet facilities.

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