Stories

Inaccessible Buses - Liz’s Story

Several years ago I was working for an organisation that held a national conference for its staff. Half a day was allocated for team building bus trips to various local sights and activities

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Being Safe, Being Seen – Arjun’s Story

My local mall has several disability car parking spaces which face the footpath and building.

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Job Interviews - Krystle’s Story

I have epilepsy and worked in a family business for several years. Unfortunately it was sold in 2016 and I have been to several interviews in the last two years but my applications have always been unsuccessful. I believe this is due to my epilepsy.

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I Want to Give Back to My Community – Hone’s Story

I belong to a volunteer group that meets twice a week in our local public library. Our meetings are held on the second floor and the public lift has been broken for an extended period of time.

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Come With Me - Carl’s Story

Come with me on a journey. I want to go to the city to do some shopping. I’m Deaf (I communicate in NZSL) and I’m Blind (I have a guide dog).

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Broken Traffic Lights – Áine’s Story

I’m blind and use a cane. I was walking between bus stops in central Auckland one day and went to cross an intersection I was not familiar with.

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Sun Safety - Allen's Story

In older age, many Albinos such as myself suffer with skin damage of various kinds and our risk of skin cancer is high. This happens because we did not have the benefit of ‘anti sun burn’ remedies as children.

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The Door is Too Heavy - Donna’s Story

I use a wheelchair for mobility but find it difficult to enter buildings and shops due to heavy doors.

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Parking Advocacy - Emma’s Story

I was driving to a supermarket one day and looking for a vacant mobility carpark. The only carpark free of cars was rudely occupied by a shopping trolley.

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Baby and Bus - Margaret's Story

My little guy is now 21 months old and, for the first time, a change of bus services in Wellington means we might be able to go out together under our own steam!

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