Nominations are now open for the eighth and final 'area of life' category in the 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards, presented by the Access Alliance and sponsored by Cookie Time Charitable Trust.
The eighth category is 'Media'.
We are calling for people with access needs to nominate media outlets, networks and individual reporters who provide accessible media coverage and who demonstrate an understanding of the everyday barriers and challenges that people with access needs face.
We need our media to be inclusive so that we have equitable access to information about the issues that affect us. We also need New Zealanders with access needs to be accurately and fairly represented in the media through respectful, non-discriminatory language.
Submit your nomination for a Media provider who is setting the standard for an accessible Aotearoa New Zealand!
Go to the Media Nominations webpage to nominate the business or organisation of your choice.
You must make your Media nominations between 24 May - 7 June 2021.
Remember, every time you submit a nomination or vote you will go into the draw for a Cookie Time Whānau Pack, a delicious assortment of goodies.
For more information contact Taryn Banks:
DDI: +64 9 355 6869
Mobile: +64 22 0162571
Email: [email protected]
About the Access Alliance
The Access Alliance is a movement comprising 10 founding member organisations from the disability sector and partner supporters, individuals and supporting organisations representing people with access needs. Accessibility includes people with neurodiversity (e.g. dyslexia), older people, carers, family caregivers, parents using strollers and prams, and people with English as a second language. The Access Alliance has 42 supporting organisations, 20 business champions and a group of MPs across the parliamentary parties, who support the Access Alliance’s campaign, the Parliamentary Champions for Accessibility Legislation (PCAL). The Access Alliance are urging government to put legislation at the heart of a fairer and more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. The Awards are part of the Access Alliance’s #AccessLawNow campaign.
The Access Alliance member organisations include:
- Association of Blind Citizens New Zealand Incorporated
- Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly the Blind Foundation)
- CCS Disability Action
- Cerebral Palsy Society
- Deaf Aotearoa NZ
- Disabled Persons Assembly NZ
- Kāpō Māori Aotearoa New Zealand Incorporated
- National Foundation for the Deaf
- Parents of Vision Impaired New Zealanders
- People First, Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi
People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards Details
Nominations: 15 February – 7 June
Every fortnight we will be calling for nominations in the following areas of life:
- Education 15 February – 1 March
- Built Environment including Public Transport 1 March – 15 March
- Social Inclusion & Leisure 15 March – 29 March
- Employment 29 March – 12 April
- Goods & Services 12 April – 26 April
- Tourism & Hospitality 26 April – 10 May
- Digital Spaces 10 May – 24 May
- Media 24 May – 7 June
Visit the Awards home page for more information.
‘Area of Life’ Category Voting
At the end of each two-week ‘area of life’ nomination period, voting will open for one week to determine the top three finalists in each ‘area of life’ category.
Finalist Voting Week 7 – 13 June
The 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards Ceremony
Via Zoom / 6:00pm – 7.30pm, Tuesday 15 June 2021