‘Leave No One Behind’

‘Leave No One Behind’ - Progress towards developing New Zealand’s Accessibility Law - Access Alliance

Media Release 03 December 2018

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.

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Christchurch disability activists join movement

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

On Tuesday 12 November from 1pm to 2pm media are invited to attend a news conference at the Blind Foundation, 4 Maunsell Rd Parnell, Auckland to hear Canadian disability rights advocate and blind law professor David Lepofsky report his 8-day blitz across New Zealand, as a guest of the Blind Foundation and Access Alliance. As part of this blitz, last Friday 9 November, people with disabilities, whanau and their allies discussed what needs to be in New Zealand’s accessibility legislation, to make Christchurch accessible for everyone.

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Disability Advocates to present stories at Parliament

Disability Advocates to present stories at Parliament
Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 8:32 am
Press Release: Access Alliance

Disability Advocates to present stories at Parliament in Support of an Accessibility Act

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

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Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister's Commitment

Media Release: Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister’s commitment to improving access to work - 17th November.

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

The Minister was responding to a discussion paper from the Maxim Institute that more needs to be done to remove the barriers for people with disability gaining meaningful employment*.


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UMR Polling Shows 80% of New Zealanders support minimum standards for disability access.

Media Release- Embargoed until: 9am Tuesday 5th September

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.

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Prominent international disability advocate to visit New Zealand

Media Advisory: Prominent international disability advocate David Lepofsky to visit New Zealand - 01 September 2017

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.

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Access Alliance launches Open Letter to Parliamentary Party Leaders

Media Release: Disabled advocates speak in support of open letter 

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.

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Access Alliance launch- February 2017

Media Release 
28 February 2017

Accessibility legislation for disabled people would boost New Zealand’s economy by $862 million

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