I have several mental health issues including schizophrenia, depression and PTSD as well as cardiomyopathy, chronic back pain and fatigue. I would like to work but require support to do so.Read more
"They looked at me like I was from another planet".Read more
I am visually impaired and recently travelled to Singapore with my intellectually disabled daughter via Australia on an Australian airline.Read more
I am Renata & this is my daughter Te Akau. She is my world and the dearest part of my life.Read more
I have relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. I was originally diagnosed in 1984 with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and have been required to undertake most of my rehabilitation independently.Read more
I recently visited Government House in Wellington on one of the free tours they regularly offer to the public. I had added to my application that I am vision impaired and use a guide dog.Read more
My husband and I are both blind and we have two children. I am responsible for the family finances and pay the majority of the bills.Read more
Hi I am Gavin, I am a power-chair user from Hamilton.
This is #MyAccessStory what's yours?Read more
I am very fortunate to have friends and whānau who have grown with me and my vision impairment. They support me every day to overcome the many barriers in my community that limit my ability to venture independently from home.
I have keratoconus, an eye condition that effects the shape of ones’ corneas.Read more
Kia ora, ko Hannah ahau, no Invercargill tāku kainga. I was diagnosed with Glaucoma at a couple days old and up until 25 years old I had partial sight until my retinas detached leaving me completely blind. I am now 34 years old and have been totally blind nearly 9 years.
All through my life there have been challenges and different access issues but these are a few of the day-to-day challenges my guide dog Cora and I face.Read more