Stories

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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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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