'Hidden Disabilities Through a Digital Lens'
December 3rd marks the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) and this year’s theme, ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’, focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.Read more
Pacific Women's Watch, in conjunction with Disabled's Women Forum, are hosting their 2020 Conference this November.
Creating a level playing field for ALL Women in Aotearoa
For the first time, women with and without disabilities come together to explore the experiences and issues faced by disabled women in Aotearoa New Zealand. This conference is an opportunity for disabled women to share their stories and non-disabled people to listen and stand in solidarity.Read more
My name is Anamaria, I am the carer for my 17-year-old grandson Razeal, and we live in Wanganui. Razeal suffers from a brain injury; we have spent the last 15 years battling ACC and the last five years in court trying to get Razeal the proper care he needs. In the process, we have been confronted with systemic barriers that have made it extremely difficult for Razeal to gain funding for services that are essential to his learning and long-term growth.Read more
On the eve of the election, we have great news! The Labour and National Parties released their Disability Issues policies on Wednesday. Both policies include a prominent commitment to accessibility legislation.Read more
On Thursday 15 October 2020, the World Blind Union (WBU) joins the rest of the world in observing White Cane Safety Day.
White Cane Safety Day reminds the world of the importance of the White Cane as a tool for independent living for persons who are blind and partially sighted.Read more
Due to the change of election date to Saturday 17 October, voting place details have not been included in the 'easy vote card' mailout to voters.Read more
Campaigning is in full swing and early voting has begun. So as we head to the ballot box, here is a snapshot of published party policies that are aimed at creating a more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.Read more
On Thursday 8 October 2020, the World Blind Union (WBU) joins the rest of the world in observing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is the main advocacy event for raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment - The Right To Sight - and is observed annually on the second Thursday of October.Read more
With an estimated population of 1.85 billion, people with disabilities (PWD) are an emerging market larger than China. Their Friends and Family add another 3.3 billion potential consumers who act on their emotional connection to PWD. Together, disability touches 73% of consumers.
Together, the disability market controls over $13 trillion in disposable income.
Design Delight from Disability - 2020 Annual Report by analyst Rich Donovan: The Global Economics of Disability.Read more