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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Two Steps Too Far - Nicolas' Story

I injured a shoulder playing wheelchair rugby. I needed treatment but ACC turned down the surgeons recommendation.

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Gender-Neutral, Accessible Lavatories Please - Sandy’s Story

As a full-time carer for my husband, who has dementia, I have found it exceedingly difficult to find separate gender-neutral disability toilets in public buildings, malls, and so on.

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Access to Public Services - Tim's Story

I live in Rotorua. Over the last couple of years we have had a lovely main block added to our hospital, and our library upgraded and extended.

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Where to go? McDonalds! - Emma's Story

I got my first proper job out of high school and was so excited. It was at a place where I really wanted to work - with a group of people who were super-accepting, and pushed me to be my best. The only problem was that ...

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Inaccessible Technology - Chloe’s Story

I recently attended a presentation by a local disability organisation to promote a newly developed app designed to provide a connection between people with disabilities, their family and caregivers. The app also encourages the user to be proactive in the disability care conversation.

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Employment Worries - Shannon's Story

I lost my job as a Barista because the owners of the business moved away and their café became a sushi shop. This was upsetting and frustrating, I became very angry. 

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Common Misunderstandings - Caitlin's Story

Travelling overseas in unfamiliar countries meant Caitlin, who is vision impaired, but seldom uses a cane because she can “get away with it”, decided an identification cane would help her navigate new cities. She also applied for assistance at airports.

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