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Webinar to Recognise International Day of People with Disabilities 2020

'Hidden Disabilities Through a Digital Lens'

December 3rd marks the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) and this year’s theme, ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’, focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

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New Business Champion: Mackenzie Region

Mackenzie Region joins the growing number of businesses to become an Access Alliance Business Champion for Accessibility.

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Pacific Women's Watch NZ 2020 Conference: Disability and Women

Pacific Women's Watch, in conjunction with Disabled's Women Forum, are hosting their 2020 Conference this November.

Creating a level playing field for ALL Women in Aotearoa

For the first time, women with and without disabilities come together to explore the experiences and issues faced by disabled women in Aotearoa New Zealand. This conference is an opportunity for disabled women to share their stories and non-disabled people to listen and stand in solidarity.

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Breaking News! Labour and National Commit to Accessibility Legislation

On the eve of the election, we have great news! The Labour and National Parties released their Disability Issues policies on Wednesday. Both policies include a prominent commitment to accessibility legislation.

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White Cane Safety Day Thursday 15 October: Message from the World Blind Union

On Thursday 15 October 2020, the World Blind Union (WBU) joins the rest of the world in observing White Cane Safety Day.

White Cane Safety Day reminds the world of the importance of the White Cane as a tool for independent living for persons who are blind and partially sighted.

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Where to Vote?

Due to the change of election date to Saturday 17 October, voting place details have not been included in the 'easy vote card' mailout to voters.

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Party Policy Snapshot - Ballot Box Decisions

Campaigning is in full swing and early voting has begun. So as we head to the ballot box, here is a snapshot of published party policies that are aimed at creating a more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

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World Sight Day Thursday 8 October: Message from the World Blind Union

On Thursday 8 October 2020, the World Blind Union (WBU) joins the rest of the world in observing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is the main advocacy event for raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment - The Right To Sight - and is observed annually on the second Thursday of October.

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Design Delight from Disability - 2020 Annual Report: The Global Economics of Disability

With an estimated population of 1.85 billion, people with disabilities (PWD) are an emerging market larger than China. Their Friends and Family add another 3.3 billion potential consumers who act on their emotional connection to PWD. Together, disability touches 73% of consumers.

Together, the disability market controls over $13 trillion in disposable income.

Design Delight from Disability - 2020 Annual Report by analyst Rich Donovan: The Global Economics of Disability.

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Happy International Day of Older Persons 2020

The annual International Day of Older Persons was established by the United Nations in 1990 to recognise older people as mentors, volunteers, leaders and the foundation of families and communities.

The theme of the 2020 commemoration is “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”

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